2009 Award Recipient - Duane Alexander, MD, FAAP


Dr Alexander has recently been named the Senior Scientific Advisor on Global Maternal and Child Health Research, Fogarty International Center, at the National Institutes of Health. From 1986-2009, Dr Alexander was the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He is known within the bioethics community and within pediatrics more broadly for his research in developmental disabilities and for advocating that National Institutes of Health research dollars focus on vulnerable children.

He was a staff member of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research from 1974-1978, and represented the United States at the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe for over a decade. He received his M.D. in 1966 from Johns Hopkins, and trained in Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities before joining NICHD in 1971. The AAP awarded him its Excellence in Public Service Award in 1998 and Arnold Capute Award in 2002.



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