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2015 Native American Child Health
Advocacy Award
Winner

 


Mathuram Santosham, MD

 

Dr. Santosham is the Founder and Director of the Center for American Indian Health at the Johns Hopkins University. He holds Professorships in the Departments of International Health and Pediatrics. Together with the Indian Health Service, Dr. Santosham has worked with the White Mountain Apache and Navajo nations for over 35 years. His pioneering research on oral rehydration therapy and H.influenzae type b, conducted in partnership with these American Indian communities has helped to save over 50 million lives. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sabin Gold Medal and the Fries Prize for Improving Health.

Each year, the AAP Committee on Native American Child Health presents the Native American Child Health Advocacy Award to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to Native American child health.

The AAP Committee on Native American Child Health accepts nominations for the Native American Child Health Advocacy Award on a rolling basis. This award is given to recognize an individual (physician or non-physician) who has made a major contribution to promoting Native American child health. To have your nominee considered for the 2015 award, please submit your nomination by February 20, 2016 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NACHAA. If you have an questions or problems with the survey, please contact AAP staff to CONACH at:  indianhealth@aap.org

 

Committee on Native American Child Health
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Fax: 847/434-4993
indianhealth@aap.org

Congratulations to our previous award winners: