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2007 Native American Child Health
Advocacy Award Winner

Photo of Dr Grossman, Dr Brenneman, and Dr Chilton

2007 Award Recipient, David C. Grossman, MD, MPH (center)
with AAP Committee on Native American Child Health Past Chairpersons,George Brenneman, MD (left) and Lance Chilton, MD (right) .

The 2007 Native American Child Health Advocacy Award was presented to David C. Grossman, MD, MPH on October 28, 2007 in San Francisco, CA. Dr Grossman was nominated by Dr William Green, who stated, "Dr Grossman continues an over 20-year career of pediatric clinical practice, research, and advocacy with a major emphasis on improving the health of American Indian and Alaska Native children. . .Those of us who have had the privilege of knowing and working with Dr Grossman have been inspired by his tireless energy to identify and address health disparities so that American Indian and Alaska Native children can realize their full potential as descendants of the first Americans." One of Dr Grossman's numerous accomplishments has been his mentorship of dozens of pediatric residents at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Many of his former trainees have gone on to careers in the Indian Health Service, and have themselves become strong advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native children.

Dr Grossman is a pediatrician at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle Washington, and is Group Health’s medical director for preventive care and senior investigator in the Center for Health Studies. He is also a professor of health services and adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington (UW). Before coming to Group Health in 2004, he was the director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the UW.  He is a former chairperson of the AAP Committee on Native American Child Health and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications related to American Indian and Alaska Native child health.