The University of Arizona Health Sciences

About Us

The Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPCs) are training programs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

All MCHB training programs aim to promote comprehensive, coordinated, family centered, and culturally sensitive systems of health care that serve the diverse needs of all families within their communities.

PPC traineeships are available in pulmonary medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, social work, and family leadership.

For more information, please contact: 
Lisa Rascon, M.Ed
(520) 626-1567


Our Mission

The mission of The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center is to provide a regional/national resource center for the training and education of the next generation of leaders in the care of children with chronic pulmonary disorders within the disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work and respiratory therapy.

The program strives to provide trainees in all disciplines with a comprehensive and partially individualized curriculum encompassing relevant clinical challenges in pediatric lung disease, public policy/advocacy issues, cross-cultural sensitivity training and research skills.