Kao-ping Chua Rising Star Award

Congratulations Dr. Chua!

Dr. Chua was recently awarded the inaugural Department of Pediatrics Chair's Rising Star award. This award recognizes an exceptional early-career faculty member whose actions and activities consistently exemplify enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism, and leadership.

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Delivering quality research for positive impact on children’s health and well-being


Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education.

Our vision is to be the leader in unbiased multidisciplinary research and teaching that influences policy and systems to improve health and health care for all children in our communities near and far.

Our values: integrity, respect, collaboration, creativity, excellence, and equity.

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Parent efforts to teach children about gratitude

New from the Mott Poll - Teaching children about gratitude

Four in five parents agree that children today are not grateful for what they have. Three in four parents say it's a high priority to teach their children gratitude. Two in three parents involve their children in volunteer or service activities.

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Delivering quality research for positive impact on children’s health and well-being.

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is one of the largest health services research centers that focuses on children. Eighteen faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students conduct research and training across several core themes that include data science, emerging technologies, health outcomes research, health care policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing health services research, epidemiology, health policy, general pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties.

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