Our mission is to teach, to heal, and to discover:
Every year, our faculty in the UA Department of Pediatrics train approximately 53 residents. During their three years of training, these doctors work alongside our faculty members and pediatricians in the community. Steele Center faculty also teach medical students and mentor graduate and undergraduate students who work in our research labs.
Our pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists take care of thousands of sick children in Southern Arizona and around the state. Pediatric specialists such as cardiologists, geneticists and pulmonologists travel to rural areas of Arizona including the Native American reservations to bring specialized care to children in need.
The Steele Center researchers conduct research in many areas —from cancer to lung disease to nutritional problems—but the focus of each research project is the child. The researchers at the Steele Center receive grant support from national funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, and in many cases, research projects receive their start from community philanthropy.