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 Dr. Daines


2019 PPC Trainee: Stephanie Bradshaw, PSM, RDN

All of the PPC faculty were amazing. I truly feel honored to have had this opportunity, as it provided me with exposure and experience in working with a population that requires highly specialized care. Much of what I learned during this traineeship program has boosted my confidence in my ability to care for populations of special need. In my work as a pediatric dietitian, I have had the opportunity to work with CF clinic patients as well as children that I have seen during shadowing opportunities in some of the other specialty clinics, in my home clinic. I never considered that I would get to provide an extension of care to some of these families; for me, this is one of the most rewarding outcomes.  [click for more...]


2020 PPC Trainee: Ashlee Kennedy, MSW

I did my traineeship with the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) as a Masters Social Work student with a Policy, Administration, and Community Planning (PAC) concentration. The PPC traineeship was such a great opportunity because I was able to tailor my experience to my goals. As macro social work students many, if not all, of my peers were unable to practice their clinical skills in their internships. Due to the requirements set forth by the PPC grant, clinical hours working directly with patients and their families were built into the program. I was able to get invaluable practice, which will put me ahead of my peers in the field. (click for more)

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