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WSPR Awards

The WSPR sponsors the following competitions and awards:


  • Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Education Award. This award is conferred biannually by the WSPR in recognition of outstanding achievement in Pediatric Education. The award is presented to the winner at a plenary session of the meeting and is accompanied by a $1,250 award and a plaque provided by Abbott Nutrition Laboratories. Nominations may be submitted by an active or Emeritus member of the Society. There is no age limit on this award. Nominations should include a narrative letter detailing the reasons why this candidate is considered worthy of the award and should be accompanied by a CV and supportive data on achievements and education. 

Deadlines for receipt: announced in the Summer Newsletter (see link)

 

Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Education Award — Past Recipients 
(awarded every other year)

1957

John H. Githens, MD

1959

Robert W. Deisher, MD
1962 Henry K. Silver, MD 1963 Moses Grossman, MD
1966 Donald L. Fink, MD 1968 David B. Friedman, MD
1970 Vincent C. Kelley, MD 1973 Burris R. Duncan, MD
Barton D. Schmitt, MD
1975 Robert C. Neerbout, MD 1977 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD
1979 Vincent Al. Fulginiti, MD 1981 David W. Smith, MD
1983 Hugh D. Allen, MD 1985 William O. Robertson, MD
1987 Benjamin Kagan, MD 1989 Robert Adler, MD
1991 Robert Baehner, MD 1993 Moses Grossman, MD
1995 Kenneth Lyons Jones, Jr., MD 1997 Jo Anne Brasel, MD
Philip Sunshine, MD
1999 Andrew J. MacNab, MD 2001 Edward McCabe, MD, PhD
2003 John A. Kerner, Jr., MD 2005 Ron G. Rosenfeld, MD
2007 John C. Carey, MD, MPH, FAAP 2009 David K. Stevenson, MD
2011 H. Eugene Hoyme, MD    

  • Abbott Nutrition Award in Research by a Young Investigator. The WSPR confers this award on a chosen nominee in recognition of outstanding research in a field related to pediatrics. The nominee must have a junior faculty (assistant professor, instructor) academic appointment. The work need not have been published. Abbott Nutrition will donate $1,250 and a suitably engraved plaque to be presented to the awardee at the annual meeting. The award winner will be asked to present some aspects of his/her work, or a summary of it, at one of the two combined plenary sessions. Nominations may be tendered by an active or Emeritus member of the WSPR. Nominations should be in the form of a narrative letter that includes a clear statement of the reasons for the nomination of the candidate. Nominations should also include a copy of the nominee's CV, and copies of reprints, preprints, or other documents, if considered applicable. The award may be given to more than one nominee at the discretion of the Committee, or it may be omitted if the Committee considers that an outstanding candidate has not been nominated.

Completed nominations (one original and two copies) should be sent to:

THE WESTERN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
c/o Robin Ohls, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of New Mexico
Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology
MSC 100 5590
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-6753 (Office)
(505) 272-1539 (Fax)
E-mail: rohls@salud.unm.edu
 

Deadline for Receipt: announced in the Summer Newsletter (see link)

Abbott Nutrition Award in Research by a Young Investigator — Past Recipients
1957 Robert S. Ely, MD 1958 Donalde E. Pickering, MD
1959 Alan K. Done, MD 1960 Thomas A. Good, MD
1961 Douglas C. Heiner, MD 1962 Leonard M. Linde, MD
1963 Robert E. Greenberg, MD 1964 Robert P. Igo, MD
1965 Vincent A. Fulgniti, MD 1966 Starkey D. Davis, MD
1967 Guy M. McKhann, MD 1968 Robert C. Neerhout, MD
1969 David Shurtleff, MD 1970 Frederick Hecht, MD
Philip Sunshine, MD
1971 E. Richard Stiehm, MD 1972 H. Peter Chase, MD
1973 Merton Bernfield, MD 1974 Jerry Schneider, MD
1975 James J. Corrigan, MD 1976 David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD
1977 Michael E. Miller, MD 1978 Arthur J. Ammann, MD
1979 Michael Kaback, MD
Marvin Ament, MD
1980 Harry Hill, MD
1981 Larry J. Shapiro, MD 1982 Walter L. Miller, MD
1983 Diane W. Wara, MD 1984 Alan J. Jobe, MD
1985 Jerome I. Rotter, MD 1986 David R. Cox, MD
1987 Ron Rosenfeld, MD 1988 Stanley Jordan, MD
1989 Kurt R. Stenmark, MD 1990 David K. Stevenson, MD
1991 Harley Rotbart, MD 1992 David B. Lewis, MD
1993 Donald B. Kohn, MD 1994 Kevin M. Shannon, MD
Christopher T. Denney, MD
1995 James D. Bristow, MD 1996 Kathleen Sakamoto, MD
1997 Phyllis A. Dennery, MD
Glenn Wetzel, MD
1998 De-Ann M. Pillers, MD, PhD, FAAP
1999 Harold S. Bernstein, MD 2000 Bruce Boston, MD
2001 Deborah A. Lewinsohn, MD 2002 Anne Moon, MD, PhD
2003 Robert H. Lane, MD 2004 Srinivasa R. Nagalla, MBBS, MD
2005 Katrina M. Dipple, MD, PhD 2006 Daniel L. Marks, MD, PhD
2007 Brigitte N. Gomperts, MD, FAAP 2008 Vedang Londhe, MD
2009 David A. Stevenson, MD 2010 Alberta Kong, MD
2011 Paul Rozance, MD
Christian Con Yost, MD
   

  • David W. Smith Pediatric Trainee Research Award.  This award is sponsored by Abbott Nutrition and will be accompanied by a plaque and a $1000 honorarium. The recipient will present his/her paper at one of the subspecialty sessions of the WSPR. The award is based upon an abstract submitted for presentation at the annual meeting. The criteria for this award include: original, unpublished research by a Pediatric Resident or Fellow, under the auspices of a WSPR member or in a WSPR-affiliated program, during house staff training or within the first three years of the applicant's pediatric fellowship training program. The award is given during or within one year following the above-described period of training.  

Nominations may be submitted by an active or Emeritus member of the Society. The application should be in the form of a narrative letter describing the work, its significance, the background of the nominee and an assurance (signature) that the nominee will be available to present the work. A copy of the abstract must accompany the letter. A CV of the nominee and supporting documents, research summaries, etc. may accompany the nomination. Completed nominations (one original and two copies) should be sent to:

THE WESTERN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
c/o Robin Ohls, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of New Mexico
Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology
MSC 100 5590
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-6753 (Office)
(505) 272-1539 (Fax)
E-mail: rohls@salud.unm.edu

Deadline for Receipt: announced in the Summer Newsletter (see link)

David W. Smith Pediatric Trainee Research Award — Past Recipients
1972 William Albritton, MD 1974 Linda S. Book, MD
1975 Frederick B. Palmer, MD 1976 Rodney L. Levine, MD
1978 Charles M. Haberkern, MD 1979 Keith Kimble, MD, PhD
1980 Douglas K. Kelsey, MD, PhD 1981 Charles M. Strom, MD, PhD
1984 Harris C. Jacobs, MD 1985 William E. Benitz, MD
1986 Steven H. Abman, MD 1987 Donna DiMichele, MD
1988 Kevin M. Shannon, MD 1989 Sharyn B. Solish, MD
1990 Stephen E. Gitelman, MD 1991 De-Ann M. Pillers, MD, PhD, FAAP
1992 Pinchas Cohen, MD 1993 Kurt R. Schibler, MD
1994 Shannon E. Beard, PhD 1995 Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD
1996 Theresa Kuforiji, MD 1997 Eric Vilain, MD
1998 Christine P. Burren, MD 1999 Miguel Del Campo, MD
2000 Katrina M. Dipple, MD 2001 Daniel L. Marks, MD, PhD

2002

Keith K. Vaux, MD

2003

Christian C. Yost, MD

2004

Julian A. Martinez, MD, PhD

2005

Ophir Klein, MD, PhD, FAAP

2006

Nicole Renee Tartaglia, MD

2007

Henry C. Lee, MD

2008

Shrena Patel, MD

2009

Bonnie Tam, MD

2010

June-Anne Gold, MD

2011

Ben Numpang, MD


 WSPR Pediatric Resident Research Award — Past Recipients

2011

Eileen Stewart, MD    

 

  • Lowell Glasgow Student Research Award. This award is given to the student submitting the most outstanding abstract to this year's WSPR meeting. The research may be in any area of Pediatrics. Abbott Nutrition is sponsoring this award, which will include a $750 honorarium. The student will be asked to present that abstract either at a subspecialty session or at the student research forum. The abstract will be chosen by the WSPR President. Nominations may be submitted by any active or Emeritus member of the Society. A copy of the abstract must accompany the nomination letter. Checking the student research box on the abstract form flags the abstract for consideration.

No nomination materials are required.

Deadline for Receipt: announced in the Summer Newsletter (see link)

Lowell Glasgow Student Research Award — Past Recipients
1983 Jeffrey A. Golden 1984 Gordon W. Cottman
1985 Theresa A. McMillan 1986 Teri L. McFall
1987 Richard Kelley 1988 Catherine Parkman-Newton
1989 Andrew Stephens 1990 Clay M. Anderson
1991 James Lilley 1992 Kenneth W. Liechty
1993 Stephen S. Tsung 1994 Carolyn L. Taylor
1995 Muriel DeSimone 1996 Darryl Miles
1997 David A. Stevenson 1998 Stephen Chen
1999 Elvina L. Torres 2000 Sarah A. Beckman
2001 Insoo Suh 2002 Tabetha Marie Hale
2003 Liam R. Brunham 2004 Nathan Andrew Dahle
2005 Sharon Sugano 2006 Genevieve L. Preer
2007 Brady Wilkinson 2008 Jeffrey Meyrowitz
2009 Patrick Yang 2010 Rafeek Woods
2011 Jeremy Alford    

  • Mead Johnson Travel Awards. The purpose of these awards is to facilitate participation in the WSPR by residents, fellows and junior faculty. Individual awards are $500.

 
Mead Johnson Travel Award Recipients
2008 Anna Morgan - Stanford 2008 Mariana Baserga - University of Utah
2008 Mamata Sivagnanam - University of California, San Diego 2008 John Zupancic - Harvard
2008 Shannon O'Grady - University of Utah 2008 Kathleen Angkustsiri - University of California, Davis
2009 Kathleen Angkustsiri 2009 Roberta Keller
2009 Yuri Knauer 2009 Bisrat Gebrekristos
2009 Ulfat Shaikh 2009 Erin Blevins
2010 Andrew Bremer - UC Davis 2010 Jonathan Bernstein - Stanford
2010 Nghia Truong - Harbor UCLA 2010 Travis Carroll - Utah
2010 Roger Akins - UC Davis 2010 Nicole Mitchell - Utah
2010  Laura Brown - University of Colorado 2010 Eric Muller - Stanford
2011 Stephanie Schulz-Geske, Stanford University 2011 Jennifer McDermott, UCSF Fresno
2011 Brian Tang, Stanford University 2011 Belinda Chan, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern CA
2011 Graham Flory, OHSU 2011 Eric Muller, Stanford University
2011 Jeremiah Nielson, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern CA    
WSPR Subspecialty Awardees:
2011 Krizia Chien, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute 2011 Alex Farnand, University of Washington 
2011 Jason Hooton, University of Washington 2011 Lindsay McRae, University of British Columbia 
2011 K. Hong, University of Washington 2011 Carolyn Sinow, Harbor-UCLA
2011 Amy Thomson, University of Washington    



 
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