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The American Pediatric Society announces new members

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The American Pediatric Society (APS) is pleased to announce 45 new members. Founded in 1888, the APS is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. New members will be recognized during the APS Members' and Howland Award Dinner on May 3 at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2020 Meeting in Philadelphia.

APS members are recognized child health leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics. New members are nominated by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers and/or clinicians.

"Our members represent the most distinguished academic leaders in pediatrics whose outstanding work has advanced child health," said APS President Robin Steinhorn, MD. "I am honored to welcome this exceptional group of individuals to the American Pediatric Society."

Some benefits of APS membership include:

  • Recognition and acknowledgement as a leader in pediatrics: APS members include individuals who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders, teachers and researchers whose contributions to academic pediatrics have garnered national and international recognition.

  • A network of child health professionals: Membership in APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement, and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development.

  • Advocacy for child health: In order to speak with one voice on behalf of child health, APS provides representation in Washington, D.C., through the Pediatric Policy Council which combines the advocacy efforts of the APS, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs and the Academic Pediatric Association.

APS members are eligible to receive the society's annual awards, including the APS John Howland Award, as well as to participate in the APS Howland Visiting Professor program. For more information about APS membership, please visit the APS website.

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APS 2020 active new members include:

Anne Ades Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pankaj Agrawal Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital

Brian Alverson Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Hasbro Children's Hospital & Brown University

Alison Bertuch Hematology & Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Florence Bourgeois Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Lina Chalak Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Helen Christou Neonatology, Brigham & Women's Hospital

James Collins Neonatology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Andrea Cruz Pediatric Emergency Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital

Roberta DeBiasi Infectious Diseases, Children's National Health System

Thomas Diacovo Neonatology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Hatem El-Shanti Medical Genetics, University of Iowa

Robert Garofalo Adolescent Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Ruchi Gupta General Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital

Rizwan Hamid Medical Genetics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Amy Houtrow Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Henri Justino Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital

Tammy Kang Palliative Care & Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital

Julie Kaplow Psychology, Trauma & Grief, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital

Larry Kleinman General Pediatrics, Rutgers University

Marion Koso-Thomas Perinatology Branch, Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development

Jacqueline Kreutzer Pediatric Cardiology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Fangming Lin Nephrology, Columbia University

Anna Mandalakas Epidemiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Jill Maron Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Susan McCune Neonatology, US Food & Drug Administration

Cindy McEvoy Neonatology, Oregon Health & Science University

Marian Michaels Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Paul Moore Pulmonology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Bhagavatula Moorthy Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children's Hospital

Mary Ott Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University

Suzette Oyeku General Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nehal Parikh Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Tamara Perry Allergy & Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Joaquim Pinheiro Neonatology, Albany Medical Center

Elaine Schulte Academic General Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Steven Seidner Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, University of Texas Health, San Antonio

Christopher Stille General Academic Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Siva Subramanian Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center

Michael Tansey Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of Iowa

Douglas Vanderbilt Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

John Williams Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Shale Wong General Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

James Wynn Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Florida

Guy Young Hematology-Oncology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

About the American Pediatric Society

The American Pediatric Society (APS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1888 as the first pediatric society in North America. The mission of the APS is to engage distinguished pediatric leaders to shape the future of academic pediatrics. The 1,800 plus members of APS are recognized leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics. For more information, please visit aps1888.org, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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