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


Testimonial 2019: 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.

Stephanie Bradshaw, PSM, RDN Full Testimonial

Testimonial 2019: Tyler Eastep, PharmD

I’d be hard pressed to think of a professional experience that has impacted my story more than my time as a Pediatric Pulmonary Center trainee. I can’t highly recommend the traineeship enough for future practitioners who are interested in team-based, family-centered pediatric healthcare. The PPC is an uncommon model, but the pharmacist’s role at the University of Arizona PPC is particularly unique. The pharmacist being integrated throughout all of the PPC clinics has allowed me to gain experience in a variety of settings with the pediatric population. Moreover, working with actual patients has increased my depth and breadth of knowledge in a way that classroom learning simply can’t. The project work and supplemental learning opportunities have increased my ability to time-manage and work cooperatively with other trainees. The longitudinal nature of the traineeship not only has allowed for continued learning, but also continued mentoring. The faculty have provided valuable career advice and I count them as some of the most influential professionals I’ve encountered during my training. Additionally, I’ve been able to build relationships with other trainees and share my experiences to help them; the layered learning model is integral to the PPC traineeship and this is of great benefit to all involved.

Tyler Easterp, PharmD Candidate 2020 Full Testimonial



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