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AAP members honored at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting :

May 8, 2017

AAP members were among those honored by the American Pediatric Society (APS), Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) and Academic Pediatric Association (APA) May 6-9 in San Francisco.

Vivek Balasubramaniam, M.D., FAAP, of Madison, Wis., received the SPR Thomas A. Hazinski Distinguished Service Award. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and American Family Children’s Hospital. Dr. Balasubramaniam is co-chair of the SPR Advocacy Committee and a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Board of Directors.

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of Nashville, received the SPR Maureen Andrew Mentor Award. He is professor of pediatrics and medicine and J.C. Peterson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. Over 20 years, Dr. DeBaun has mentored nine medical students who received competitive funding for one-year intensive research fellowships and 14 post-doctoral physician fellows, and sponsored or co-sponsored 10 physician scientists who received mentored faculty awards. He directed several mentoring programs.

Glenn Flores, M.D., FAAP, of Minneapolis, received the APA Public Policy and Advocacy Award. He is distinguished chair of health policy research at Medica Research Institute. Dr. Flores has provided congressional briefings and Senate and congressional testimony and has served as a consultant or adviser to the U.S. surgeon general, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, among others.

Elizabeth R. Hanson, M.D., FAAP, of San Antonio, received the APA Teaching Award for Faculty. She is associate professor and associate residency program director in the pediatrics department and module co-director and interim director of pre-clinical curriculum in undergraduate medical education at University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Medicine.

Marissa Hauptman, M.D., M.P.H., post-residency training member, of Boston, received the APA Michael Shannon Research Award. Her research focuses on environmental health and social disparities in urban children. Dr. Hauptman is a pediatric environmental health specialist at the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. An attending physician in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, she is an instructor in pediatrics and research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Laura E. Jackson, M.D., post-residency training member, of McKees Rocks, Pa., received the David G. Nathan Award in Basic Research from the SPR. She is a fellow in the newborn medicine division at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Magee-Women’s Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Alan H. Jobe, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, of Cincinnati, received the APS/SPR Mary Ellen Avery Neonatal Research Award. He is professor of pediatrics in the neonatology and pulmonary biology divisions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati. He also serves as a consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, evaluating maternal and infant mortality. His research interests are in surfactant homeostasis, lung injury and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, fetal inflammation, and lung development.

Michele Long, M.D., FAAP, of Alamo, Calif., received the APA Teaching Award for Faculty. She is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and a hospitalist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Benioff Children’s Hospital. She also directs the UCSF Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum competency program.

Rita M. Mangione-Smith, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of Seattle, received the APA Research Award. She is professor and chief in the Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine at University of Washington (UW) Department of Pediatrics and director of Quality of Care Research Fellowship at UW Department of Pediatrics and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Sagori Mukhopadhyay, M.D., FAAP, of Philadelphia, received the SPR Physician Scientist Award. She is an attending neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Thomas B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of San Carlos, Calif., received the APA Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award. He is emeritus professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Medicine.

Jordan S. Orange, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, of Houston, received the E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics from the SPR. Chief of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, director of the Center for Human Immunobiology, and Louis and Marybeth Pawleek Endowed Chair at Texas Children's Hospital, he is professor of pediatrics, pathology and immunology and vice chair for research at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orange is president of the Clinical Immunology Society.

Susmita Pati, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of Stony Brook, N.Y., received the APA Health Care Delivery Award. She is primary care pediatrics division chief and associate professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Stony Brook Children's Hospital. She also is Stony Brook pediatrics department liaison to the Suffolk Care Collaborative N.Y. State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program.

David Sheridan, M.D., candidate member, of Beaverton, Ore., received the APA Ludwig-Seidel Award for emergency medicine research. He is assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine and co-director of Innovative, Disruptive, Emerging Application for Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Roger F. Soll, M.D., FAAP, of Burlington, Vt., received the Douglas K. Richardson Award in Perinatal and Pediatric Healthcare Research from the SPR. He is the H. Wallace Professor of Neonatology in the pediatrics department at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.

Michael Weitzman, M.D., FAAP, of New York, received the John Howland Award, the highest honor bestowed by the APS. He is professor of pediatrics and environmental medicine and professor of global public health at New York University School of Medicine and School of Global Public Health. His research has included studies relating to child mental health and school function, child nutrition, childhood chronic conditions, and tobacco and other drug use. Dr. Weitzman served as the founding executive director of the AAP Center for Child Health Research, which evolved into the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence.


 Additional Fellows in the news

Dr. Carraccio honored with St. Geme Award 

Carol L. Carraccio, M.D., FAAP, of Chapel Hill, N.C., received the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations. She was honored during the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting this month in San Francisco.

Dr. Carraccio is vice president for competency-based assessment at the American Board of Pediatrics, focusing on practical implementation of milestones and entrustable professional activities in assessment across the education, training and practice continuum.

She has served as president of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Pediatrics, and director of the Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education.


Lori G. Byron, M.D., FAAP, of Hardin, Mont., was appointed to the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency. Retired from the Indian Health Service, she is a pediatric hospitalist in Montana. Dr. Byron is past president of the Montana Chapter and chairs the chapter’s legislative affairs committee. She founded the first Reach Out and Read site in Indian Country.

Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D., FACEP, FAEMS, FAAP, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., was named to the EMS Agenda 2050 Technical Expert Panel. The 10-member panel will lead the development of the new agenda for future emergency medical services (EMS) advancement over the next three decades. It is a program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMS for Children Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs.

Medical director of the Los Angeles County EMS Agency, Dr. Gausche-Hill is professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and EMS fellowship director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine Board of Directors and the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Steering Committee, was an editor of APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, 4th edition, and helped develop the National Pediatric Readiness Project.

Stephen Sulkes, M.D., FAAP, of Rochester, N.Y., was one of seven recipients of the Golisano Global Health Leadership Award from the Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics during the Special Olympics Winter World Games in Austria.

Dr. Sulkes has worked to encourage students to get involved with Special Olympics as volunteers and coaches. He is a professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.

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