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Parents and Baby

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

To improve quality of life, individualized approaches to address symptoms troubling to individual patients are needed. This study utilizes the use of mobile technology to monitor individualized patient symptoms with daily two-way text messages and conduct single-subject (N-of-1) treatment trials.

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Featured Faculty

David E. Sandberg, Ph.D.

Beth A. Tarini, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Tarini's research focuses on the communication process and the health outcomes associated with genetic testing in pediatrics.  She is particularly interested in pediatric population-based screening programs, such as newborn screening.  Through her research, Dr. Tarini seeks to optimize communication about genetic testing between parents and providers in an effort to maximize health and minimize harm. 
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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

Safer, with more benefits: Parents’ vaccines views shifting

Outbreaks of measles and whooping cough in 2014 and early in 2015 have sparked national conversations about the benefits and risks of childhood vaccination. 25% of parents believe vaccines are safer than they were one year ago; one-third of parents (34%) believe vaccines have more benefit.

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