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Zuckerman 2015 Recipient of Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 09:30

Barry S. Zuckerman, MD, FAAP, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award for his tireless efforts to understand how social and environmental factors adversely impact children, and to create practical, scalable and sustainable tools that allow pediatric practitioners to intervene to improve developmental outcomes.

Dr. Zuckerman, who is board certified, was selected for the award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations’ board of directors. He will receive the award on April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Diego.

The award was created in honor of Dr. St. Geme who, during the course of his career, served in a leadership role with virtually every major organization in academic pediatrics. The award recognizes a pediatrician who, like Dr. St. Geme, is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator. Recipients of this award have had a record of broad and sustained contributions to pediatrics that have had or will have a major impact on child health. Most importantly, the award recognizes those individuals who have "created a future."

Dr. Zuckerman is professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and professor of Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health. From 1993-2012, he served as the chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (the former Boston City Hospital). He has authored 250 publications, more than 130 of them peer-reviewed, and edited 12 books, including a leading book on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, now in its third edition.