Pediatrician Dr. Frederick P. Rivara, a worldwide leader in injury prevention, was named the 2021 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations.
In this video, Dr. Frederick Rivara address the role of structural racism in injuries to children and adolescents.
The federation is comprised of seven pediatric organizations, representing every pediatrician in the country and the recipient is honored at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting’s Opening General Session scheduled for April 30, 2021.
The award was created in 1988 to honor the life, work, and memory of Dr. Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. and to memorialize his many contributions to and his aspirations for pediatrics. The recipient is recognized as being a pediatrician who is perceived as a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator or an investigator. The recipient is a distinguished leader who has “created a future” for pediatrics and for children.
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