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NCPeds News Net-September 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016  
Posted by: Colleen Huseboe
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NCPeds News Net
September 2016

 

Steve Shore Receives Lifetime Child Health Recognition Award

Steve Shore, former executive director for NCPeds, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Recognition Award from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's Child Health Recognition Awards. Steve served as the executive director of NCPeds for 15 years before his retirement in 2014.He has been a champion of child health issues throughout his career and has worked on mental health, immigrant and maternal/child health; substance abuse; AIDS; primary care; vaccines; tobacco cessation and prevention; health insurance; oral health, and child welfare.

According to its website, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Child Health Recognition Awards program honors local health departments, public health staff and individuals for innovative, collaborative programs that improve the lives of North Carolina’s children.

    Career Day PGY3 2016

    On Sept. 7, NCPeds held a Career Day for PGY3 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.

    Meet the Board
    Preeti Patel Matkins
    MD, FAAP


    Preeti Matkins is new to the NCPeds Board of Directors but she's not a new face to the organization after being a member for 22 years.

    "I find it inspiring to be around pediatricians who are making real changes for children. It is so motivating!" she said.

    Preeti currently works at theTeen Health Connection, an Adolescent Specialty Practice in Charlotte, N.C. which is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital.She is also theDirector of Adolescent Medicine andProfessor of Pediatrics at Carolinas Medical Center andAssociate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine.

    She has 24 years of experience and enjoys working with her patients long-term. Her clinical interests includegynecology, eating disorders, mental health issues and child abuse.

    A native of Charlotte, Preeti lives in the Queen City with her family and enjoys traveling and sailing in her spare time. She has beena volunteer doctor at Camp Seafarer, a sailing camp of the YMCA located on the North Carolina coast, for 16 years.

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