2009 Special Achievement Awards
Margaret "Meg" Fisher, MD, for taking a leading role in the chapter in the areas of education and advocacy, and for her leadership in the Healthy Choices Project, aimed at improving food choices and eating styles in school aged children.
Larry Frenkel, MD, for re-invigorating the Senior Section and taking leadership in immunization advocacy in Trenton.
Dan Notterman, MD, for organizing the New Jersey Child Health Summit, where he brought together the major stakeholders in children's health in the state to examine the aspects of health enterprise in New Jersey, including education, access, quality, and research.
Paul Schwartzburg, MD, for developing the legislative education program to be given to pediatric residents throughout the state of New Jersey.
AAP Award - Congratulations to the AAP New Jersey Chapter on Winning the AAP 2008 Outstanding Chapter Award at the AAP Academy Leadership Forum!
||Michael Segarra, MD, current AAP NJ Chapter president and Janice Prontnicki, MD, immediate past president accept award on behalf of the AAP New Jersery Chapter
Congratulations AAP NJ & PCORE!
Leadership in Quality Improvements Recognized
||Michael Segarra, MD, AAP NJ President presents national AAP Leadership in Quality Improvements Award to Steven Kairys, MD, PCORE Board Chair/Medical Director.
Dr. Kairys, Chair, Board of Trustees for PCORE and Medical Director was presented with the AAP Leadership in Quality Improvements Award on September 9, 2008 at the AAP NJ Chapter Executive Council Meeting. Dr. Kairys is an amazing leader in pediatric quality improvement efforts and the award is national recognition of efforts demonstrated through his leadership at PCORE. Dr. Kairys’ vision, leadership, and dedication have enabled PCORE (The Pediatric Council on Research & Education, the Foundation of the AAP NJ Chapter) to successfully unite diverse stakeholders, including chairpersons of competing hospitals, public health officials, and social service agencies, inviting them into the grassroots of health care—the primary care office, to improve health care systems through public policy and private practice changes.