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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Colorado: Alum at the Heart of Pediatric Cardiology Research

Dr. Rose Hardy received her PhD from Colorado School of Public Health in December then went on to win the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award with the experience of a lifetime in the making.

Her abstract focused on young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and how they are transitioned into adult care settings. CHD is a condition you are born with, but recent advancements in care have allowed patients to survive well into adulthood, receiving care from different providers as they age.

“We wanted to learn more about the way providers interact with each other and if that was influencing the transfer of patients in any way. CHD has a growing adult population which serves as a good example of a newly aging chronic disease population. I knew that lessons learned about the challenges they face would be useful to other populations as well.”

This is the research that earned Dr. Hardy national recognition. She submitted her work to American Academy of Pediatrics and was named one of three finalists for the 2018 Young Investigator Award. Dr. Hardy was invited to attend the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Orlando to compete against the other two finalists by presenting her abstract in front of a panel from the AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

But there was a lot that came before all that, putting her on the path to success.

Read the whole story in the ColoradoSPH Newsroom.