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Faculty elected to American Pediatrics Society
February 20, 2013

Four faculty from the Department of Pediatrics have been elected to the American Pediatric Society (APS), one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned academic societies. APS membership is a recognition of sustained academic achievment in pediatrics through research, mentorship, advocacy, and leadership.

Ellen Clayton, M.D., JD, Haydar Frangoul, M.D., Fernando Polack, M.D., and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., will be inducted at the society’s annual meeting in May.

Clayton co-founded the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt and is the Rosalind E. Franklin Professorship in Genetics and Health Policy. She is a well-known scholar on issues and policies where medicine, law, and ethics intertwine.

Frangoul, the Carolyn Perot Rathjen Chair in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, directs the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program. His research interest is in alternative stem cell source using unrelated donors for stem cell transplant.

Polack, professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is the Cesar Milstein Chair in Pediatrics. His work focuses on investigate seasonal respiratory illnesses in children from bases in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Nashville.

Vermund, the Amos Christie Chair and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, will also receive the Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award from the APS. A professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Preventive Medicine, Vermund is widely known for his work on HIV care and treatment in underserved areas in the United States and around the world.

The APS will welcome new members at this year's 2013 PAS annual meeting May 4 through May 7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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