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.
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.