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, family leadership, and pharmacy.

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.

A Welcome and Introduction from The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center Project Director

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Testimonial 2017: Lillian Ruiz Romero, MSW

The PPC traineeship was rigorous and challenged me in many ways.  I learned a great deal about working effectively with others and in the wider community.  I also learned about myself and how my personality and values impact the work I do.  My professional skills also improved considerably during my time in the traineeship. Most importantly, I learned what leadership is about and that I am capable of making a meaningful contribution to the field of maternal and child health. - Lillian Ruiz Romero

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Testimonial 2017: Skylar Sularz, MSW

My 2016-2017 social work internship/traineeship at the University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) was the best choice that I could have possibly made for my second year field placement.  This unique program provided me with valuable, hands-on experience in clinical practice, public policy and advocacy, and research.  I had many opportunities to observe and lead social work assessments in various pediatric pulmonary outpatient clinics including cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, sleep, vent, allergy, and neuromuscular.

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