The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago examine a broad range of multidisciplinary academic subjects including sexual health, gender, sexuality, HIV prevention and health disparities affecting adolescent and young adult populations at risk of acquiring HIV. The Center works to make the lives of high-risk adolescent populations healthier through clinical care, education and evaluation as well as professional training, research and public health advocacy. These populations include but are not limited to homeless, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Center strives to partner with like-minded organizations creating an environment where clinicians, academics and scientists can collaborate to design projects with public health significance.
The Center is grounded in the larger mission statement of Lurie Children's, to be a leader in:
Research into prevention, cause and treatment of diseases
Education and training for health professionals
Advocacy for children and the wellbeing of adolescents
Lurie Children's has been committed to academic work in the field of gender, sexuality and HIV prevention for more than a decade. We have provided clinical care, engaged in public health advocacy and conducted investigator-initiated research on health disparities affecting marginalized youth population. Our work at Lurie Children’s has focused on collecting primary data from previously understudied adolescent populations and translating this into novel HIV and sexuality-based prevention efforts.
The fellowship program is designed to provide comprehensive clinical and research training in adolescent medicine.
The fellowship program is based primarily at our outpatient site, The Potoscnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in Lincoln Park. Fellows will additionally provide inpatient consultative care at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital with some specialized rotations with our community partners.
The program is designed to allow for fellows to be involved in designing their own educational experiences to fulfill their individual research and clinical interests.
Cherie Priya Dhar, MD | Fellowship Director(she/her) The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org