We are a patient-centered and patient-partnered virtual research lab dedicated to exploring, innovating, and improving the communication between families of children facing surgery and the surgical team, and within interdisciplinary surgical teams. Ultimately and by all means, we aim to give “a voice to the voiceless” – children with medical and surgical conditions and the families and caregivers who take care of them.
We are patient- and family-centered in our focus of inquiry.
We are student- & trainee-centered in our processes.
“Nothing about us without us” – patient partnership throughout.
We are intentionally and intensely collaborative and cooperative.
We are interdisciplinary & cross-sectoral.
We leverage technological innovation in all our research areas.
We believe in taking risks and engaging in hors-piste investigation.
We interact with one another with respect, transparency, humility, and camaraderie.
We are a place of safe exploration and growth.