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Kids & COVID-19 Website Provides Resources for Pediatric Healthcare Providers and Families

March 25, 2020

James D. Campbell, MD, MS

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has launched a special COVID-19 website for pediatric healthcare providers and practices, parents, and children. This resource brings together important research, professional guidance for pediatric practices, and practical tips for parents and caregivers.

“It’s very important that our health systems are prepared. We want to make sure children are still vaccinated and have access to routine pediatric care that is essential to keeping children healthy,” said James Campbell, MD, UMSOM Professor of Pediatrics and an infectious disease specialist, who spearheaded the Kids & COVID-19 resource page.

The Kids & COVID-19 site includes resources for pediatric practices and hospitals including protocols, guidance and clinical resources for COVID-19. It includes, for example, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for sick and well-child visits, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data on disease burden, risk factors, and clinical presentation in children.

Kids & COVID-19 is also intended as a resource for families, providing educational videos for children about COVID-19 and important tips for talking to children about this disease.

“We want to make sure families, practices, hospitals and any other child care providers have the COVID-19 resources they need in an easily accessible, central location,” said Dr. Campbell.

Visit: medschool.umaryland.edu/CovidKids/

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today as one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 45 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs; and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a distinguished two-time winner of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.  With an operating budget of more than $1.2 billion, the School of Medicine works closely in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide research-intensive, academic and clinically based care for nearly 2 million patients each year. The School of Medicine has more than $540 million in extramural funding, with most of its academic departments highly ranked among all medical schools in the nation in research funding. As one of the seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has a total population of nearly 9,000 faculty and staff, including 2,500 student trainees, residents, and fellows. The combined School of Medicine and Medical System (“University of Maryland Medicine”) has an annual budget of nearly $6 billion and an economic impact more than $15 billion on the state and local community. The School of Medicine faculty, which ranks as the 8th highest among public medical schools in research productivity, is an innovator in translational medicine, with 600 active patents and 24 start-up companies. The School of Medicine works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world. Visit medschool.umaryland.edu

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