Spring 2016 Fellows Yearbook

Rachel Skalina Pediatrics, Children’s National

Dr. Rachel Skalina is a second- year pediatric resident in the Community Health track at Children’s National Health System. In addition to clinical practice, she is involved in a research project that aims to better define how pediatricians currently screen for and address adverse childhood experiences, as well as to identify and categorize current organizations and resources in Washington, DC that address components of toxic stress in children. Rachel is a mentor in the Minority Senior Scholarship Program, and she is also a representative for CIR, the residents’ union. Rachel was born in the Philadelphia area, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She then went to medical school at the University of Colorado, where she was a member of the LEADS track, the university’s leadership and advocacy-focused track. Outside of medicine, Rachel’s favorite activities include skiing, cooking, and hiking, as well as any adventure that includes her black lab, Betty.

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