Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Department of Pediatrics
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Faculty and Staff

Gregory Redding, MD, Chief, Pulmonary Division
Yemiserach Kifle, MD, ACP, Associate Director, PPC Grant
Marijo Miller Ratcliffe, ARNP, MN, Nursing Faculty
Gail Kieckhefer, ARNP, PhD, Nursing Faculty
Mari Obara, MS, RD, CD Nutrition Faculty
Janice Sabin, PhD, MSW, Social Work Faculty
Wendy Phipps, MSW, Social Work Faculty
Carla Salldin, AA, Family Consultant
Janine Jijina, BS, Administrative Program Assistant
Kelly Foong, BA, Grant Administrator

Fact Sheet

  • NIH Working Group on Pediatric Pulmonary Research Priorities
  • President of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practicioners
  • Development of State Asthma Plans in Washington, Idaho, andAlaska
  • National Guidelines for Screening for Asthma in Children
  • National Guidelines for Evaluation of Interstitial Lung Disease in Young Children
  • Seattle Children’s Telemedicine and Sleep Medicine Services
  • University of Washington Maternal Child Health Training Consortium
  • Washington State Manual for Nutrition Interventions for Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Washington State Department of Medical Assistance Administration technical assistance for technology dependent children.

PPC Center Training Goals

I: Provide interdisciplinary clinical and leadership training to graduate trainees in the health care professions that assures clinical expertise, an understanding of systems of care for children with special respiratory health care needs (CSRHCN), and competency to design, implement, evaluate, and improve policies, programs, and systems of care.  

II: Maintain a model clinical and leadership training program, which exemplifies MCH values and best practices that serves CSRHCN and their families throughout the Pacific Northwest region with active input and collaboration of diverse families, Title V agencies, and community groups that advocate for CSHCN.

III: Increase the capacity of the MCHB infrastructure to assure health equity, improve health outcomes, and improve systems of care for CSRHCN through continuing education (CE), technical assistance (TA), program and policy review, and advocacy.

IV: Develop, evaluate, synthesize, and disseminate new knowledge through interdisciplinary research related to MCHB populations that promotes health and function, improves systems of screening, prevention, and care, addresses emerging issues, and/or improves the training methods of MCHB and Title V programs.

V: Develop an interdisciplinary program for trainees and faculty to enhance skills and resources that MCHB leaders need to respond rapidly and effectively to changing political, social, or scientific information pertaining to CSRHCN.

University of Washington MCH Leadership Consortium

The Pediatric Pulmonary Training Center uses the resources of other training programs at the University of Washington to achieve its goals. In particular, the PPC collaborates closely with the other three MCHB leadership training programs located at the UW.  These include the Maternal Child Health Program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, the Leadership Training in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (LEND) and Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH). 

These four programs interact collaboratively to provide extensive resources to all of the trainees in each program for leadership training. The administrative structure that enables coordination of joint leadership training is the UW-MCH Leadership Consortium. The consortium is responsible for UW-MCH Leadership Training activities including the Administrative Skills Workshop, the Leadership Workshop, the Leadership Seminar Series, and the Mentored Leadership Projects.

Contact Information

Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
M/S OC.7.720
Seattle, WA  98105-3901
Phone: 206-987-2174
FAX: 206-987-2639

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