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2016 AAP Award Winners

September 23, 2016
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Editor’s note: The award-winners’ AAP committee, section or council affiliations are not listed if the winner is a member of the same group issuing the award.


AAP Education Award

Council on Communications and Media, Committee on Pediatric Education, Committee on Continuing Medical Education

Janet Serwint, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics and public health, vice chair of pediatric education and pediatric residency program director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

AAP Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award

Committee on Nutrition

Supported by Infant Nutrition Council of America

Steven A. Abrams, M.D., FAAP

He is professor and chair in the Department of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Abrams is a member of the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine and Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Abraham Jacobi Memorial Award

AMA Section Council on Pediatrics

Supported by the Academy and the American Medical Association (AMA)

David T. Tayloe Jr., M.D., FAAP

He is the founder of Goldsboro Pediatrics in North Carolina. Dr. Tayloe, a past AAP president (2008-’09), is a member of the Council on Community Pediatrics, Council on School Health, Section on Administration and Practice Management, and Provisional Section on Child Death Review and Prevention. He also is a member of the AMA Council on Legislation.

 

Adele Dellenbaugh Hofmann Award

Section on Adolescent Health

Daryl Lynch, M.D., FAAP

He is vice chair of ambulatory medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Lynch is a member of the Section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Wellness.

 

Alvin Jacobs Award

Section on Dermatology

Daniel P. Krowchuk, M.D., FAAP

He is professor of pediatrics and dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and head of the Section of General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Krowchuk is a member of the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and Section on Adolescent Health.

 

Arnold J. Capute Award

Council on Children with Disabilities

Nancy A. Murphy, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and adjunct faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah School of Medicine.

 

Arnold M. Salzberg Mentorship Award

Section on Surgery

Daniel H. Teitelbaum, M.D., FAAP, 1956-2016   

He was professor of surgery at the University of Michigan and pediatric surgeon at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

 

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Perri Klass, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics and journalism at New York University, director of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and national medical director of Reach Out & Read. Dr. Klass is a member of the Council on Communications and Media, Council on Early Childhood and Section on Infectious Diseases.

 

Avroy Fanaroff Neonatal Education Award

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Mead Johnson Nutrition

Jay S. Greenspan, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP

He is the Robert Brent Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours and pediatrician-in-chief at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.

 

Award for Lifetime Contribution to Infectious Diseases Education

Section on Infectious Diseases

Anne A. Gershon, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr. Gershon is a member of the Section on Senior Members.

 

Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children

Section on Child Abuse and Neglect

Kenneth W. Feldman, M.D., FAAP

He is clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

 

Award for Pediatric Innovation

Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology

Linda C. Ulrich, M.D., FAAP

She is director of the Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program in the

Office of Orphan Products Development, Office of Special Medical Programs, Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Ulrich is a member of the Section on Uniformed Services.

 

Bret Ratnor Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Award

Section on Allergy and Immunology

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

Robert F. Lemanske Jr., M.D., FAAP

He is professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

Byron Oberst Award

Council on Clinical Information Technology

Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., FACMI, FAAP

He is professor of biomedical informatics and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and medical director of the AAP Child Health Informatics Center. Dr. Lehmann is a member of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Calvin (C.J.) Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership and Advocacy Award

Council on Community Pediatrics

Thomas Klitzner, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP 

He is the Jack H. Skirball Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the founder and executive director of the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA. Dr. Klitzner is a member of the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

 

C. Anderson Aldrich Award

Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Lynn Mowbray Wegner, M.D., FAAP

She is clinical professor emerita at the University of North Carolina Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Wegner is a member of the Council on Children with Disabilities.

 

Charles “Buzzy” Vanchiere Award

Section on Administration and Practice Management

Supported by Physician’s Computer Company

Graham Barden III, M.D., FAAP

He is co-chair of the North Carolina Pediatric Council. Dr. Barden is a member of the Council on Clinical Information Technology.

 

Child Health Advocate Award

Committee on State Government Affairs

Thomas J. Vitaglione, M.P.H. 

He is senior fellow of health and safety (volunteer) at NC Child, an independent child advocacy organization in North Carolina.

 

Clifford G. Grulee Award

AAP Executive Committee

Louis B. St. Petery Jr., M.D., FAAP

He is a pediatric cardiologist in Tallahassee, Fla. Dr. St. Petery is a member of the Council on Clinical Information Technology and Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

 

Clinician of the Year Award

Section on Plastic Surgery and American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons

John Reinisch, M.D.

He is professor of surgery at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and director of craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

 

Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Lectureship Award

Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Dennis D. Drotar, Ph.D.

He is professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

 

Dave Berry Award

Section on Uniformed Services

LCDR Christopher W. Foster, M.D., FAAP

He is director of the pediatric clerkship, assistant professor of pediatrics, and general pediatrician/hospitalist at Walter Reed National Medical Center. Dr. Foster is a member of the Section on Oral Health.

 

Distinguished Career Award 

Section on Critical Care

Alice D. Ackerman, M.D., M.B.A., MCCM, FAAP 

She is professor and founding chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and chair/chief pediatric officer at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.

 

David W. Smith Award for Excellence in Genetics and Birth Defects Education

Council on Genetics

H. Eugene Hoyme, M.D., FACMG, FAAP

He is clinical professor in the Division of Genetics and Behavioral Pediatrics at University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center.

 

Distinguished Service Award

Section on Orthopaedics

Supported by Shriners Hospitals for Children

William L. Hennrikus, M.D., FAAOS, FAAP

He is distinguished professor of pediatric orthopaedic surgery and medical director of the Pediatric Bone and Joint Center at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Hennrikus is a member of the Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention, Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, and Section on International Child Health.

 

Elizabeth M. Leistikow Lifetime Achievement Award 

Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence

Daniel R. Neuspiel, M.D., M.P.H., FACPE, FAAP

He is clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, medical director of Myers Park Pediatrics in Charlotte, N.C., and director of ambulatory pediatrics at Levine Children’s Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Neuspiel is a member of the Council on Community Pediatrics, Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Section on Senior Members and Section on Tobacco Control.

 

Emerging Leader in Adolescent Health

Section on Adolescent Health

Deanna Wilson, M.D., M.P.H.

She is a fellow in adolescent medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

 

F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award

Council on Community Pediatrics

Carole H. Stipelman, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is associate professor of pediatrics and medical director of the University Pediatric Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. Dr. Stipelman is a member of the Council on Clinical Information Technology and Section on Breastfeeding.

 

Founders Award

Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Robert H. Beekman III, M.D., FAAP

He is adjunct professor of pediatric cardiology at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, and chair of the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council of the American College of Cardiology.

 

Gerald Merenstein Lecture

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

John Jeffrey Reese, M.D., FAAP

He is associate professor of pediatrics and associate professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

 

Henry L. Barnett Award

Section on Nephrology

Barbara A. Fivush, M.D.

She is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

 

Hillman-Olness Award for Lifetime Service and Lasting Contributions to Global Child Health

Section on International Child Health

Bronwen J. Anders, M.D., FAAP

She is emeritus professor of pediatrics at University of California San Diego. Dr. Anders is a member of the Council on Community Pediatrics and Section on Senior Members.

 

James T. Cassidy Award

Section on Rheumatology

Kathleen M. O’Neil, M.D., FAAP

She is director of pediatric rheumatology and program director of the pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Indiana University (IU) – Purdue University Indianapolis and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

 

Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award

Section on Emergency Medicine

Joan E. Shook, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and chief safety officer, deputy chief quality officer and chief clinical information officer at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shook, a member of the Section on Administration and Practice Management, also is immediate past chair of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

 

Job Lewis Smith Award

Council on Community Pediatrics

Howard S. King, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

He is the founder of Children’s Emotional HealthLink, which helps pediatricians and others in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts improve the emotional health of children and families. Dr. King also is a retired clinical instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

 

Ken Graff Young Investigator Award

Section on Emergency Medicine

Theresa M. Frey, M.D., FAAP

She is a third-year pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Frey is a member of the Section on Pediatric Trainees.

 

Local Hero Award

Council on Community Pediatrics

Antonia Charles, M.D. 

She is director of the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in the County of Santa Clara, Calif. 

Daniel R. Taylor, D.O., FACOP, FAAP 

He is associate professor of pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and director of community pediatrics and child advocacy at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Taylor is a member of the Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention, Section on Oral Health and Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians.

 

Lynn Cramer Pediatric Practice Manager Award

Pediatric Practice Management Alliance

Donna Scowden

She is the practice administrator at Peachtree Park Pediatrics in Atlanta and section affiliate member of the Section on Administration and Practice Management.

 

Martha Bushore-Fallis APLS Award

APLS Steering Committee

Sponsored by Bushore-Fallis Endowment

Bernard W. Dannenberg, M.D., FACEP

He is clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.; clinical associate professor of surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, at Stanford University Hospital; and the Davies Family medical director of pediatric emergency medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine.

 

Martin C. Ushkow Community Service Award

Council on School Health

Communities in Schools 

Dedicated to keeping kids in school and on the path to graduation, the organization surrounds students with a “community” by partnering with local businesses, agencies, providers and volunteers.

 

Murray Davidson Award

Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

Steven M. Schwarz, M.D., FACN, AGAF, FAAP

He is professor of pediatrics at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital at Downstate, Brooklyn.

 

Native American Child Health Advocacy Award

Committee on Native American Child Health

Kevin P. Sweeney, M.D., FAAP, 1957-2014

He was chief of pediatrics at Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, N.M.

 

Neonatal Landmark Award

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Mead Johnson Nutrition

T. Michael O’Shea, M.D.

He is professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Neonatology at University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

 

Oral Health Service Award

Section on Oral Health

C. Eve J. Kimball, M.D., FAAP

She is the founder of All About Children Pediatric Partners in West Reading, Pa., and an oral health advocate.

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence/Council on Community Pediatrics

Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP 

She is a pediatrician at Hurley Children's Hospital, director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics and human development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Hanna-Attisha is a member of the Council on Environmental Health.

 

Outstanding Service Award

Section on Uniformed Services

Col. (Ret.) Charles W. Callahan Jr., D.O., FAAP

He is vice president of population health at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Callahan is a member of the Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.

 

Paul Kaplowitz Endowed Lectureship

AAP and the Pediatric Endocrine Society

Supported by Paul Kaplowitz, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP

Joyce M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H. 

She is the Robert P. Kelch Research Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Medicine. Dr. Lee holds appointments in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit and a joint appointment at the UM School of Public Health.

 

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Abstract Research Award

Section on Hospital Medicine

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

Rebecca E. Rosenberg, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is assistant professor of pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine/Hassenfeld Children's Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the Section on International Child Health and Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

 

Pioneer in Integrative Medicine

Section on Integrative Medicine

Supported by Patricia Ronning, M.A.

Sunita Vohra, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC, FCAHS

She is Centennial Professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and director of the Integrative Health Institute, University of Alberta, Canada.

 

Richard B. Heyman Award

Section on Adolescent Health

Peter D. Rogers, M.D., M.P.H., FASAM

He is medical director of Premier Health Care of Ohio.

 

Robert M. Smith Award

Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Lynne G. Maxwell, M.D., FAAP

She is associate director in the Division of General Anesthesia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maxwell is a member of the Section on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

 

Senior Section Child Advocacy Award

Section on Senior Members

Michael Yogman, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP

He is assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and practices in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Yogman, who chairs the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, is a member of the Council on Early Childhood, Section on Administration and Practice Management, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health, and Section on Obesity.

 

Stephen L. Gans Distinguished Overseas Lectureship

Section on Surgery

John Sekabira, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med. 

He is consultant surgeon and head of the Paediatric Surgical Unit at Mulago-Makerere University Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

 

Steve Miller Award for Excellence in Education and Mentorship

Section on Emergency Medicine

Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, M.D., M.Ed., FAAP

He is professor of pediatrics, associate director in the Division of Emergency Medicine, and director of the pediatric residency training programs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

 

Stockman Lectureship on Pediatric Education and Workforce

American Board of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatrics

Samantha Kennedy

She is a medical student at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, N.J.

 

Susan S. Aronson Early Education and Child Care Advocacy Award

Council on Early Childhood

Colleen A. Kraft, M.D., FAAP

She is associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and medical director of the Health Network by Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Kraft also chairs the advisory committees for the AAP Head Start National Center on Health as well as the AAP Richmond Center. She is a member of the Council on Communications and Media, Council on Community Pediatrics, Section on Administration and Practice Management, Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology, Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Section on International Child Health and Section on Tobacco Control.

 

Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award

Section on Emergency Medicine

Supported by EBSCO-PEMSoft

Brad Sobolewski, M.D., M.Ed., FAAP

He is director of the resident emergency department rotation and attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine, and assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics.

 

Thomas E. Cone Jr. Lectureship

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics and physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine and practices at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Delivoria-Papadopoulos is a member of the Section on Senior Members.

Thomas E. Shaffer Award

Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness

Supported by Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Thomas W. Rowland, M.D. 

He is a pediatric cardiologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., and professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.

 

Thomas F. Tonniges, M.D., FAAP, Lifetime Achievement Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Vulnerable Children

Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care

Misty Stenslie Claassen, M.S., 1972-2016

She was a founding member and deputy director of Foster Care Alumni of America.

 

Urology Medal

Section on Urology

Prof. John M. Hutson, M.D., D.Sc., FAAP

He is chair of pediatric surgery at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

 

Virginia Apgar Award

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

George A. Little, M.D., FAAP

He is emeritus professor of pediatrics and emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Children’s Hospital. A neonatology pioneer who set up one of the first neonatal intensive care units, he co-founded the Vermont/New Hampshire Regional Perinatal Program. Dr. Little is a member of the Section on International Child Health.

 

William E. Ladd Medal

Section on Surgery

Moritz M. Ziegler, M.D., FAAP

He is the retired surgeon-in-chief of pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and retired professor of surgery at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora.

 

William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence

Section on Bioethics

William L. Meadow, M.D., Ph.D. 

He is professor of pediatrics, co-section chief of neonatology and

director of the neonatology fellowship program at University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children's Hospital.

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