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Norman J. Siegel New Member
Outstanding Science Award

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The American Pediatric Society is pleased to announce
Dr. Jane Harding
as the recipient of the
2017 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award.
Dr. Linda McAllister-Lucas

Professor Jane Harding is a Distinguished Professor at The University of Auckland, and a member of the LiFePATH research group of the University's Liggins Institute. She served as the Deputy-Vice Chancellor of Research and a Director of Auckland UniServices Limited from 2008 - 2015 and was a practising neonatologist at Auckland National Women's Hospital's newborn intensive care nursery until 2007. She is an international authority on the regulation of fetal growth, placental function, and the treatment and consequences of undernutrition in the womb. Professor Harding's research activities include clinical as well as basic physiological studies. Her main interests concern the interaction of nutrients and growth factors in the regulation of growth before and after birth, perinatal glucose regulation, and the long-term consequences of treatments given around the time of birth. Read more about Dr. Harding and the Norman J. Siegel Award

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The purpose of this award is to acknowledge an APS New Member for his/her contribution to science. The awardee will be selected by APS Council at its fall meeting, nominations/applications are not accepted for this award.


  • Must currently be involved in research and have made significant contributions to the field of pediatrics in the form of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Should be actively involved in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) proceedings.
  • One individual will receive the award annually from the APS newly elected members roster.
  • The award consists of a $1000 honorarium, plaque and registration to the PAS Annual Meeting, as well as a 15-20 minute presentation at the APS Plenary Session held at the PAS Annual Meeting.