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Deadline: December 5, 2016
SPR E. Mead Johnson Award honors the foundational contributions of E.
Mead Johnson (1852 - 1934) to the field of infant nutrition and child
health research. Inspired by Theodore, his first-born son who suffered
from a congenital heart defect and life-threatening nutrition
complications, E. Mead Johnson pioneered groundbreaking research in
infant nutrition. In the decades since a multitude of pediatric
researchers have continued Johnson's legacy of outstanding research
achievement as well as his commitment to improved infant nutrition and
child health. Today E. Mead Johnson's legacy of research excellence and
impact on child health continues to inspire new and established
pediatric researchers alike.
The SPR E. Mead Johnson Award is the most prestigious award conferred by the SPR. Since 1939 the SPR E. Mead Johnson Award has honored outstanding clinical and laboratory pediatric research achievements continuing Johnson's legacy of advances in infant nutrition, excellence in pediatric research and commitment to child health.
Previous awardees include the past SPR President, Brendan H. Lee, MD, PhD; PAS 2017 Keynote speaker, Atul Butte, MD, PhD, and a host of previous SPR Council members. Most recently the SPR E. Mead Johnson Awardees were Kimberly Stegmaier, MD of Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
We encourage you to nominate pediatric researchers with outstanding scientific accomplishments that extend the legacy of E. Mead Johnson. Investigators may be nominated by any scientific colleague including, but not restricted to, members of the Pediatric Academic Societies and chairs of pediatric departments. The nomination and selection process is directed exclusively by the Society for Pediatric Research. Award winners will be under no obligation, real or implied to Mead Johnson Nutrition.
The SPR E. Mead Johnson Award includes an honorarium, award plaque, and travel expenses to enable the recipient to present a review of research accomplishments at the PAS Meeting. Awardee is also invited to provide a review of their work for publication in Pediatric Research.
Please circulate this announcement among faculty members who may suggest appropriate nominees.
To be eligible for the 2017 SPR E. Mead Johnson Award, nominees:
Read the stipulations carefully to make certain that the
candidate you have in mind is eligible for the E. Mead Johnson
Award. The same instructions and process must be followed for
individuals being re-nominated.
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