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Robert J. Haggerty: Exemplary Academic Generalist

      This issue of the journal includes a tribute to Robert J. Haggerty, MD, on the dedication of new pediatric research laboratories at the University of Rochester
      • Florin T.A.
      • Klein J.D.
      • Szilagyi P.G.
      • Weitzman M.
      • McAnarney E.R.
      Community as Laboratory Reflections from Rochester in Celebration of the Dedication of the Robert J. Haggerty Child Health Services Research Laboratories.
      as well as a paper arising from his receipt of the Alfred I. Dupont 2004 Award for Excellence in Child Health from the Nemours Foundation.
      • Haggerty R.J.
      Some steps needed to ensure the health of America’s children Lessons learned from fifty years in pediatrics.
      Bob Haggerty has played a pivotal role in academic general pediatrics. One of the founders of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, he has served as its president and was one of the early George Armstrong lecturers. He chaired the department of pediatrics at the University of Rochester during an exceptionally productive time, where he nurtured the notions of community and social pediatrics, built a strong, multidisciplinary research team, and trained numerous scholars who have since populated many departments around the country (and around the world). (Many of the Rochester faculty from that time have been Ambulatory Pediatric Association presidents: Evan Charney, Bob Hoekelman, Phil Nader, and Barry Pless.) The work at this time, well-documented in Child Health and the Community,
      • Haggerty R.J.
      • Roghmann K.J.
      • Pless I.B.
      emphasized the “new morbidities” of childhood, fielding innovative research and program development in school health, community and rural health centers, childhood chronic illness, and adolescent medicine, among others.
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