Awards and Honors – September 30, 2022

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Dr. Linnie Golightly, associate dean of diversity and inclusion and an associate professor of clinical medicine and of medicine in microbiology and immunology, has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Founded in 1903, the society is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. 

Dr. Marianne Nellis, the John D. & Lili R. Bussel, M.D. Associate Professor in Pediatric Hematology and an associate professor of pediatrics, has been selected to join the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Committee on the State of the Science in Transfusion Medicine. The committee is charged with identifying basic, translational and clinical research priorities that would have the potential to transform the clinical practice of transfusion medicine.  

Dr. S. Nena Osorio, a professor of clinical pediatrics, has been selected as co-director of the American Pediatrics Association’s Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars Program. The academy’s mission is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars Program is a three-year faculty development program designed to help academy members enhance their academic credentials in the area of quality and safety improvement science to develop into productive, advancing and fulfilled faculty members.   

Dr. Sallie Permar, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Nancy C. Paduano Professor in Pediatrics, has received the Mid-Career Investigator Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. In addition to her leadership role in education and mentoring, the award recognizes Dr. Permar’s impressive track record in pediatrics and immunology research, most notably the prevention and treatment of neonatal viral infections. 

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