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. The award presentations were held on Sunday, October 21.
C. Anderson Aldrich Award – 2012 Award Recipient
Heidi Feldman, MD, PhD, FAAP
Dr Heidi Feldman is the Ballinger-Swindells endowed professor of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and medical director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She has made outstanding contributions to the field of child development through her passion and dedication to children with developmental disabilities and their families. She has extensive knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders and treatments, both conventional and complementary/alternative, as well as community resources. She served as president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, chair of the developmental-behavioral pediatrics subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics, and member of the AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. Learn more about her contributions to child development and the history of the award in the award brochure.
Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award - 2012 Award Recipient
Heidelise Als, PhD. MPP
Dr Als is director of neurobehavioral infant and child studies at Children’s Hospital Boston and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. She is an internationally recognized researcher in the development of preterm and high-risk infants. The originator of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) for preterm infants, she has influenced how newborn intensive care units are designed and staffed. As president of the NIDCAP Federation International, she has guided the establishment of 20 NIDCAP training centers, which prepare institutions and professionals to provide developmentally supportive care worldwide. She has played, and continues to play, a unique role in the care of small babies. She serves this population as a researcher and clinician, but also by mentoring young clinicians and investigators and providing an environment that stimulates intellectual enquiry. To read more about her achievements and the history of the Richmond/Coleman Award, view the award brochure.
Previous Award Recipients
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AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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