The Department of Pediatrics and Human Development was established in 1968 with the formation of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. Our department has sought to balance behavioral science, basic biological research, and clinical pediatrics. This orientation continues today through our comprehensive approach to the health and development of the child and the family.
Our Mission Statement
“To advance the healthy development and well being of children and adolescents through innovative medical education, research, clinical care, and advocacy, emphasizing community-based partnerships.”
- Our structure of medical campuses in varied communities throughout the state
- Open, honest and respectful communications within and among our medical campuses
- The thoughtful education of the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists
- The relentless pursuit of basic and clinical research excellence
- The provision of high quality health care that incorporates:
- Both pediatric sub-specialists and primary care providers
- Timely application of evidence-based medicine
- Respect for autonomy and integrity of children and families
- Diversity in colleagues, society and thought
- The uniqueness of each child and family
- The contributions of team members, both faculty and staff, in all we do.