Eileen Sporing, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, FAAN, Children's Hospital Boston's senior vice president of Patient Care Operations and chief nursing officer, received one of nursing's highest honors recently, when she was elected to the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), a prestigious distinction held by only four nurses in Children's history. As a new Fellow in the AAN, Sporing will serve on the Expert Panel on Children and Families, looking at how children and families have a voice in health care reform.
L. Robertson Jr., MD, has been named Children's radiologist-in-chief and chair of the Department
of Radiology. In addition to serving as interim chief of Radiology since last January, Dr. Robertson has served as clinical radiologist-in-chief since 2008, chief of the department's Neuroradiology
Division, interim chief of Interventional
Radiology and medical director for Informatics. He also serves as associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of Children's MR research committee.
Morin, MSN, nurse manager in Emergency Medicine, was honored recently as a Patriotic Employer by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for her support of James Kelly, clinical assistant in Emergency Services, during his tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Fagiolini, PhD, of Children's Department
of Neurology, and Elly Nedivi, PhD, of MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, are among the recipients of the 2010 Harvard/MIT Joint Research Grants in Basic Neuroscience. The grants are intended to support collaborative research in innovative, high-risk research from principal investigators from the Harvard and MIT communities.
Cohn, MD, a fellow in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Infectious
Diseases, recently won the Burtis Burr Breese Award. The award recognizes the article published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal that demonstrated the importance of primary care research. Dr. Cohn—along with colleagues from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic—received the award for her tuberculosis research in Haitian migrant children living in the Dominican Republic.
Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Optimal
Weight for Life (OWL) Program at Children's Hospital Boston, will also be the director of the newly established New Balance Foundation Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention, Clinical Research & Care. Founded through a $7 million philanthropic gift from New Balance Foundation, the Center will be dedicated to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity through research, patient care and community education/intervention.