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Drue Heinz British Pediatric Fellowship Program

At Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we are committed to supporting the professional and educational needs of clinicians, educators, investigators, administrators, and other health care professionals. The Drue Heinz British Pediatric Fellowship Program offers the unique opportunity to travel abroad to pursue avenues of collaboration with British health care professionals at several leading pediatric facilities throughout Great Britain.

The program was launched in 1995 by the British Consulate General, New York, as the British government’s way of publicly thanking Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and its staff for the care that was provided to Laura Davies. Laura was a child from Manchester, England, who died in 1993 after twice receiving organ transplants at Children’s Hospital. The objective of the exchange is to develop collegial relationships between health care professionals from Britain and from Children’s and to allow participants to share knowledge through participation and study at each other’s health care facilities.

This fellowship allows individuals from Children’s to spend up to three months of study and teaching at Manchester and other children’s hospitals in Britain. The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Pediatric Fellowship, funded by a grant from the Laura Davies Trust Fund and now administered by Salford and Trafford Health Authority, allows individuals from The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to spend up to three months "in residence" at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Application Steps 

  • The application process is ongoing. 
  • Complete an application form  and send it to the Office of Medical Affairs.
  • Applicants must also provide a letter of support from their Children's department chair, division chief, or chief medical officer.
  • Members of the British Pediatric Fellowship Committee convene and review all applications. 
  • Once an applicant has been selected, a committee member will contact all applicants.
  • Questions can be directed to Andrew Urbach, MD, medical director for External Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC at  andrew.urbach@chp.edu.
Last Update
January 11, 2012
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January 11, 2012
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