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Section Awards

The Section sponsors the C. Anderson Aldrich Award, and the Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award, which are presented at the National Conference and Exhibition (NCE). These awards recognize pediatricians and non-pediatricians for their respective contributions to the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics. These deserving recipients receive their awards annually at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

2015 Call for Nominations
Nominations are being sought by the SODBP for the annual C. Anderson Aldrich Award and the Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award. The award recipients will receive a plaque, honorarium, and reimbursement for expenses to attend the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics program at the 2015 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC.
Click here for the online nominations form.

2014 Recipients

C. Anderson Aldrich Award
Randi J Hagerman , MD, FAAP
Randi Hagerman, MD, FAAP is internationally recognized clinician and researcher. She is the director of the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center at the MIND Institute and holds an Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research at UC Davis. She co-founded the National Fragile X Foundation in 1984 in Colorado and developed a world-renowned fragile X research and treatment center. Dr. Randi Hagerman and Dr. Paul Hagerman and their team discovered the Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) which is a neurological disorder that affects older carriers of fragile X. Dr Hagerman has written over 300 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on neurodevelopmental disorders and several books on fragile X including a 3rd Edition of Fragile X Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research (2002). She has also edited Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms (2014).

Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award
Suzanne D Dixon, MD, MPH
Suzanne D. Dixon, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego and Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, is a leader in the field of developmental behavioral pediatrics. Across her career, she has provided advocacy for children and families in the United States and in many countries of the world. The correlates of cultural, economic, and sociologic factors in families’ lives have been her focus across several contexts. As an advocate, she helped to establish federal guidelines for maternal leave policy. Dr Dixon, as the only developmental-behavioral pediatrician in Montana, was key to the successful development of Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Montana. Dr. Dixon started an outpatient clinic in Kisii, Kenya and as the Chief Medical Consultant for Pampers Parenting Institute, she served as an international ambassador for parenting resources. While at UCSD, she pioneered research on prenatal drug exposure and continues to be an invited lecturer worldwide on topics related to child development and health. Her textbook, co-authored with Martin Stein, MD, FAAP, Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development is a primary text for many residency and fellowship training programs nationally and internationally. 

Previous Award Recipients

C. Anderson Aldrich Award recipients (1965-2014) PDF
Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award recipients (1973-2014) PDF

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