Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Awards, who were recently recognized at the 2016 Pediatric Hospital Medicine meeting in Chicago. The awards are presented to pediatric hospitalists who make exemplary contributions to hospital medicine, quality improvement, and patient care.
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The awards are presented in four categories:
Safety and Quality Improvement
Recipient: Kavita Parikh, MD, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Parikh is a member of the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network and has worked with the group to improve the care of community-acquired pneumonia. The group has enrolled more than 50 hospitals around the country and one international site to standardize care so that all children hospitalized with pneumonia can receive the same high-quality care, including the use of narrow-spectrum antibiotics.
Educational Achievement and Innovation
Recipient: H. Barrett Fromme, MD, University of Chicago
Dr. Fromme is well known as a leader in pediatric medical education and was instrumental in establishing the Pediatric National Nighttime Curriculum, which includes approximately 75 percent of all residency programs across the U.S. She also led the Advancing Pediatric Educator Excellence Teaching Program for hospitalists, which helps develop their teaching skills. Dr. Fromme has also been named a Master Educator at the University of Chicago Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators.
Recipient: Derek Williams, MD, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville
Dr. Williams is a pediatric hospitalist whose research activities have focused on respiratory infections in hospitalized children. He has received multiple grants and awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and has served as the lead investigator at his institution for the CDC-sponsored study entitled Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC), which has generated several publications, including in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Recipient: Ken Roberts, MD, chairman emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
While he is now retired, Dr. Roberts has served as a mentor to many pediatric hospitalists throughout his storied career and has more than 200 publications, including one in Pediatrics called “A Hospitalist Movement? Where to?”