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Center for neuroscience and behavioral medicine: an innovative administrative structure and possible paradigm for the future.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21147380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Child neurology has evolved from a primarily diagnostic to a therapeutic subspecialty. Despite well-documented manpower shortages, child neurology programs at major children's hospitals have expanded, and the optimal administrative structure for child neurology programs has not been clearly defined. The Division of Child Neurology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, is a part of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine. This center includes multiple medical, behavioral health, and surgical subspecialties, and fosters the development of child neurology. During the 10 years of its existence, the number of board-certified or eligible child neurologists within the center has tripled to over 30. Because of its success, the Division of Child Neurology was split into three free-standing divisions and two institutes. This unique structure has fostered the development of numerous multidisciplinary programs, and is fiscally sustainable. The strengths, limitations, and challenges of this structure in terms of child neurology are reviewed. This administrative structure has been successful and may act as a model for other programs.
Authors:
Roger J Packer; Jocelyn Villongco; Mark Batshaw; Peter Holbrook; William Davis Gaillard; Phillip L Pearl; Steven Weinstein; Edwin Zechman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; Brain Tumor Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; Department of Neurology, George Washington University, Washington, DC; Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
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