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Featured Research

Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc

N-of-1 Studies to Improve Symptoms and Individualize Treatment Efficacy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Despite remarkable advances in treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 40% of patients continue to have symptoms that are not relieved and have persistent fatigue and poor quality of life. To improve quality of life, individualized approaches to address symptoms troubling to individual patients are needed.

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Featured Faculty

Michelle L. Macy, M.D., M.S.

Michelle L. Macy, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Macy’s formal training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Health Services Research places her in a unique position to study the potential to extend emergency department (ED) care for children beyond the initial stabilization and treatment of acute conditions. Her research currently focuses on two areas: 1) injury prevention through brief ED-based interventions to promote size-appropriate child passenger restraint use and 2) increasing ED efficiency and decreasing hospital resource utilization by applying principles of observation medicine.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Pay-to-participate limiting school activities for lower-income students

Average total cost for the school year was $302 per student in sports, $218 for arts, and $124 for clubs. 27% of parents from lower-income families cited a drop in participation in school activities due to cost. 1 in 4 students from lower-income families did not participate in any school activities in 2015-16.