Transition Medicine

Ligums Family Scholar & Transition Medicine Grant

Ligums Family Transition Medicine Grant

Thanks to a generous gift from the Ligums family, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine offer a one-year grant to fund transition medicine projects that will:

  • Focus on quality improvement, incorporating true process and outcome metrics.
  • Target late adolescents and young adults who:
    • Have chronic conditions originating in childhood; and
    • Are transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
  • Include input and feedback from patients and families.
  • Demonstrate partnerships with appropriate organizational leaders and/or interest groups.

The grant will be offered annually and open to all healthcare providers.

To access details about the grant and application process including specifics on eligibility, please download the grant announcement PDF.

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Ligums Family Transition Medicine Scholar

The Ligums Family Transition Medicine Scholar program is designed to celebrate healthcare providers in the community who are making a positive impact in transition medicine. Nominees for the scholarship must show a dedication to either:

  • Transitioning patients from pediatric to adult healthcare in the community


  • Increasing access for adults with special healthcare needs

Past winners are:

  • 2013 – Elizabeth Bosquez, MD Cypress Harris Health Clinic
  • 2014 – David Hall, MD Harris Health Clinic
  • 2015 – Rebecca Laster, MD TCP Physician
  • 2016 – Claire Poche, MD TCP Physician

To learn more about the Transition Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, please contact TransitionMed@texaschildrens.org.