Organization profile

Organization profile

The Division of Global Pediatrics was founded at the University of Minnesota in 2005, starting as the Center for Global Pediatrics. Our focus has been on insuring the best possible possible health for children worldwide through our programs in research, education and clinical care. Among our earliest initiatives at the University of Minnesota was the establishment of a global health track for pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents, which has graduated 85 residents with global health certification through 2014. We published and have implemented the first competency-based residency curriculum in global child health in the US. Our research focuses on the interactions between infection, nutrition and neurodevelopment, and we conduct research studies in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and the United States. Clinical care is provided through our international adoption clinic, the first such clinic in the country. Today, the Division benefits from the research, teaching and clinical talents of 10 core faculty, 4 affiliate faculty, 3 adjunct faculty and 9 associate faculty worldwide.

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Phototherapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Kernicterus Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatrics Medicine & Life Sciences
Nigeria Medicine & Life Sciences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Neonatal Jaundice Medicine & Life Sciences
Bilirubin Medicine & Life Sciences
Preschool Children Medicine & Life Sciences

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Kimara L Gustafson

Person: Faculty

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Stephen J Swanson

Person: Faculty


Projects 2014 2016

Disruption of the blood brain barrier in retinopathy

Hanisch, B. R.



Project: Research project

Cerebral Malaria
Blood-Brain Barrier

Research Output 1993 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

23.4% Hypertonic Saline and Intracranial Pressure in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury among Children: A 10-Year Retrospective Analysis

Wu, A. G., Samadani, U., Slusher, T. M., Zhang, L. & Kiragu, A. W., May 1 2019, In : Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 20, 5, p. 466-473 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

antineoplaston A10
Intracranial Pressure
Intracranial Hypertension
Neonatal Jaundice
Open Access
Graduate Medical Education
Internal Medicine

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited presentation

Pediatric Liver Transplant - A Multidisciplinary Treatment Team Case Review

Balazs Horvath (Speaker), Srinath Chinnakotla (Speaker), Niyati Patel (Speaker), Catherine Larson-Nath (Speaker), Priya Verghese (Speaker), Emily C Borman-Shoap (Speaker)

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation