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.
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, re-
ceived 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-clini-cal curriculum in undergraduate medical education
at University of Texas Health San Antonio School
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 Ma-gee-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 Av-
ery 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 Re-
search Fellowship at UW Department of Pediatrics
and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
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 Mill-er-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 Lud-wig-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 Chil-
AAP members honored at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting
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