The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Fontela was appointed the Department's Associate Chair for Research effective September 1, 2017.
Dr. Fontela is an attending in our Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and runs an innovative research program focusing on nosocomial infections. She has been most successful at securing external salary and operational support funding.
Dr. Fontela's main focus going forward will be implementing the recommendations and actions of the Departmental Strategic Plan pertaining to the research component of our academic mission.
The Department would also like to thank Dr. Maryam Oskoui for her work as Associate Chair for Research over the past year.