The Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics has funding from the Commonwealth Fund and the Duke Endowment to search for innovative ways to increase access for children to developmental services. The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology has funding from the Abbey Foundation to develop new methods of total care for children with both juvenile and type-II diabetes. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology has funding to begin phase I clinical trials of a novel immunological treatment for childhood leukemia. The Center for Digestive Health/Pediatric Gastroenterology is participating in an industry sponsored clinical trial investigating the use of a new biologic agent for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.
In conjunction with GHS Academic Services, Children’s Hospital faculty provides teaching for medical students affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Courses are available in the basic pediatric clerkships as well as in pediatric specialty electives. Currently, each year 24-30 third year medical students from the USC School of Medicine move to Greenville to complete their final two years of medical school. An expansion is planned to increase the number of students to 40 per year in 2010/2011.
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