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Joyner & McNeal-Trice

November 16, 2022

Joyner & McNeal-Trice Elected to American Pediatric Society

The American Pediatric Society (APS) council members have formally elected Benny Joyner, MD, MPH, and Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, to Active membership with the society. Active member nominations are accepted for individuals who reside in the United States or Canada who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally and/or internationally, as determined by the Council, and who have well-established credentials as teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose contributions have advanced child health.

Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD

November 10, 2022

Vogt Presented 2022 Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper

Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology, is the 2022 recipient of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society's Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper. The award is presented annually to a junior or mid-career investigator who is the first or senior author of a paper that best illustrates the innovative approach to clinical research demonstrated by Dr. Caroline Hall, for whom the award is named.

Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

November 7, 2022

McNeal-Trice Stepping Down as ACGME Designated Institutional Official

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Schilling!  Samantha Schilling, MD, MSHP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has joined the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship program to serve as Associate Director of Pediatrics. Dr. Schilling has great expertise on mechanisms of child abuse prevention and conducts primary care-based studies of parenting interventions on the impact of parental self-efficacy, effectiveness, and reducing severe discipline and abuse. For years Dr. Schilling has been an important participant in the recruitment piece of the fellowship, meeting with potential fellows and providing key feedback. Dr. Schilling will expand the core faculty expertise within the program and enhance the fellowship experience.

Samantha Schilling, MD, MSHP

November 7, 2022

Schilling New Assoc. Director of Pediatrics for NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Schilling!  Samantha Schilling, MD, MSHP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has joined the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship program to serve as Associate Director of Pediatrics. Dr. Schilling has great expertise on mechanisms of child abuse prevention and conducts primary care-based studies of parenting interventions on the impact of parental self-efficacy, effectiveness, and reducing severe discipline and abuse. For years Dr. Schilling has been an important participant in the recruitment piece of the fellowship, meeting with potential fellows and providing key feedback. Dr. Schilling will expand the core faculty expertise within the program and enhance the fellowship experience.

Natalia S. Akopyants, PhD

October 29, 2022

Welcome New Researcher: Natalia S. Akopyants, PhD

Natalia Akopyants, joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Associate Professor in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine on October 31, 2022. Dr. Akopyants, earned her PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Research Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia in 1988. In 1998, Dr. Akopyants completed post doctoral training in Microbiology with the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Since 1999, Dr. Akopyants has continued her research career as faculty in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Welcome Natalia!

Wesley Jackson & Sue Tolleson-Rinehart

October 28, 2022

Jackson and Tolleson-Rinehart Elected to SPR

Congratulations to Wesley Jackson, MD MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, on their election to membership in the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR). The Society for Pediatric Research encourages and supports pediatric research endeavors by creating a multi-disciplinary network of diverse researchers to improve child health. Collaboration among SPR members creates meaningful progress for the future of children’s health. Active Members are independent researchers conducting hypothesis-driven research in a field related to pediatrics that have been nominated and seconded by SPR members and approved by SPR Council. Congratulations Sue and Wes!

Bryce Duncan, PhD

October 17, 2022

Welcome New Researcher: Bryce Duncan, PhD

Bryce Duncan joined the joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases on October 17, 2022. Dr. Duncan earned his PhD in at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at UNC at Greensboro in 2017. Dr. Duncan completed post doctoral training with the Maness Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Welcome to Pediatrics Bryce!

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