Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC)
School of Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The UAB PPC has been continuously funded since 1978. Each year, our goal is to train at least one pediatric pulmonary fellow; at least five long-term (3-12 months) masters- or doctoral-level nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, and social workers; and at least 30 medium- and short-term trainees. Masters- and doctoral-level long-term trainees receive a monthly stipend for a maximum of 12 months and tuition/fees reimbursement. Additionally, a fund is available to long-term trainees to defray travel costs to required home visits and/or to continuing education events of the trainees' choosing (as approved by the faculty).
To develop leaders who will promote comprehensive, coordinated, family centered, and culturally sensitive systems of health care to improve the health of children and youth with respiratory conditions.
Interdisciplinary long term traineeships of at least 300 hours of clinical and didactic experience for graduate and post-graduate health professionals in pulmonary medicine, nursing, nutrition, respiratory care/health education, and social work are available. Individualized traineeships of shorter duration are available as well.
PPC faculty and trainees pursue basic science and clinical research related to pediatric lung diseases.
PPC faculty and trainees provide clinical services to children through the Children's Health System and UAB Department of Pediatrics.