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NC PEDIATRIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2016 PEDIATRIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

Monday, August 29, 2016   (1 Comments)
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NC PEDIATRIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2016 PEDIATRIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

NCPeds presented awards at 2016 Annual Meeting

 

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) recently awarded its 2016 awards for pediatric excellence during a luncheon on Aug. 20 at the 2016 NCPeds Annual Meeting in Pinehurst.

 

“Each of these individuals has made a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of children across the state of North Carolina, and we are excited to recognize their contributions and thank them for their efforts with these awards,” said Elizabeth Hudgins, executive director of NCPeds.

 

The following awards were presented:

 

The David T. Tayloe, Sr. Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to Graham Barden and Christoph Diasio. Graham A. Barden, III, MD, FAAP, is a native of New Bern and works as a pediatrician at Coastal Children’s Clinic in New Bern. He was recently recognized with the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion Award and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the North Carolina Pediatric Council, which seeks to smooth relationships between pediatricians and insurance companies. 

 

Christoph Diasio, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and managing partner at Sandhills Pediatrics in Southern Pines. Diasio served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Vision 2020 Task Force and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the North Carolina Pediatric Council. 

 

The Denny, Katz, Simon, Tingelstad Academic Service Award was presented to Charles Willson, MD, FAAP, a clinical professor at the Department of Pediatrics at East Carolina University. Willson is a past president of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.

The James D. Bernstein Excellence in Public Service Award was presented to Sandy Terrell, MS, RN, of the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services and leads the Operations and Clinical business for DMA.

The Steve Shore Service Award was presented to Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, FAAP.  McNeal-Trice serves on the NCPeds board of directors and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Residency Program Director at the University of North Carolina School (UNC) of Medicine.

 

The Tom Vitaglione Child Health Advocacy Award was presented to Greg Griggs, MPA, CAE.  Griggs has served as the Executive Vice President and CEO of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians since 2007.

The Good for Kids Award was presented to the Alamance Partnership for Children and was accepted by Carrie Theall, executive director of the organization. 

ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA PEDIATRIC SOCIETY

Founded in 1931, the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) is the state affiliate Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with nearly 2,000 pediatrician and pediatric health professional members. Its mission is to empower pediatricians and its partners to foster the physical, social, and emotional well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

 

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Samuel L. Katz says...
Posted Saturday, January 14, 2017
Having known Graham Barden since his student days, and his father, a Pediatrician also, I admire them both.