Carol J. Baker, M.D., FAAP,
of Houston, received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from Baylor
College of Medicine.
Professor of pediatric infectious
diseases at Baylor, she previously
was head of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship
Dr. Baker served on the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and was AAP Red Book associate
editor for five editions from 2000-’ 12.
Susan M. Blaney, M.D.,
FAAP, of Houston, received the
Distinguished Faculty Award from
Baylor College of Medicine.
Professor and executive vice
chair of pediatrics at Baylor, she is
the Martha Ann and Harold M.
Selzman, M.D., Endowed Chair
in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
Dr. Blaney also is vice chair, National Cancer
Institute-supported Children’s Oncology Group
and a member of the AAP Section on Hematology/
Mary L. Brandt, M.D., FAAP,
of Houston, received the Humanitarian Award from Baylor College
of Medicine, where she is a professor of pediatric surgery.
Dr. Brandt also is director of the
adolescent bariatric surgery program and anorectal malformation
clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital.
She is secretary of the American Pediatric Surgical
Association and member of the AAP Section on
David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of
Seattle, was appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Fellows in the News
Dr. Denne receives AAP President’s Award
Scott C. Denne, M.D.,
FAAP, of Indianapolis, received the AAP President’s
Award for Outstanding Service
from AAP President Fernando
Stein, M.D., FAAP, during the
Pediatric Academic Societies
meeting in San Francisco.
;e award recognizes outstanding service and
personal dedication to the mission of the Academy and to the health, safety and well-being of
children over the long term.
Dr. Denne championed AAP e;orts to advo-
cate for greater transparency and inclusion of
pediatric populations in National Institutes of
Health-funded research. His e;orts helped lead
to passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in Con-
gress. ;e act boosts medical research funding
and included AAP-supported provisions calling
for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to
collect and report on the numbers of children
enrolled in NIH studies.
Dr. Denne is professor of pediatrics, associate
chair for clinical and translational research, and
deputy director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Chair of the American
Pediatric Society Advocacy Committee, he is a
member of the Pediatric Policy Council. He also
is chair of the AAP Institutional Review Board and
past chair of the Committee on Pediatric Research.
He is the senior investigator at
Kaiser Permanente Washington
Dr. Grossman has served as a member of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and Board
of Scientific Counselors of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury
Prevention and Control. He also was a member of
the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
He currently serves on the National Committee for
Quality Assurance Committee on Performance
He was vice chair of the USPSTF in 2015 and a
member from 2008-’ 13. He is a member of the AAP
Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention
and Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and
Mohamed A. Rehman, M.D.,
FAAP, of Villanova, Pa., was
named chair of the Department
of Anesthesiology and professor
of anesthesiology and critical care
and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine.
He will lead perioperative health
informatics to enhance patient safety, values and
Dr. Rehman is past president of the Society for
Technology in Anesthesia and a member of the AAP
Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Lawrence M. Simon, M.D., FAAP, of Lafayette,
La., received the Young Alumnus Award from Baylor
College of Medicine.
He is a pediatric otolaryngologist with Herbert
Medical Group, Eunice, La., and a member of the
AAP Section on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Michael E. Speer, M.D.,
FAAP, of Houston, received the
Dr. Speer is professor of pediatrics and medical
ethics at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital. He
is past president of the AAP Texas Chapter and
past chair of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Executive Committee. He also is a
past member of the AAP Committee on Fetus and
Newborn and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Jules Amer, M.D., FAAP, of Denver, died
April 29 at age 92.
Ruth A. Brenner, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of
Rockville, Md., died May 21 of cancer at age
59. She was a co-author of the AAP technical report on drowning and served as liaison from the
National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development/Department of Health and Human Services to the AAP Committee on Injury,
Violence and Poison Prevention.
Michael R. Bye, M.D., FAAP, of Bu;alo,
N. Y., died April 9 at age 68.
N. Turner Gray, M.D., FAAP, of Virginia
Beach, Va., died April 24 at age 81.
Robert T. Hall, M.D., FAAP, of Green Valley,
Ariz., died Nov. 22 at age 77. He was a past member of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal
Medicine Executive Committee and Committee
on Fetus and Newborn.
Fedor A. Kuritzkes, M.D., FAAP, of Rydal,
Pa., died April 12 at age 87.
Elizabeth K. MacDonald, M.D., FAAP, of
Plymouth, Mass., died May 19 at age 89.
Daniel Mendoza, M.D., FAAP, of Hendersonville, Tenn., died May 5 at age 89.
Wol;e Nadoolman, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, of
Berkeley, Calif., died April 28 at age 60.
Rozalyn L. Paschal, M.D., FAAP, of Miami
Gardens, Fla., died May 12 of multiple myeloma
at age 68.
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