Honors and Awards

John M. Driscoll, Jr., MD – Reuben S. Carpentier Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons commencement ceremony on May 21, 2014. Learn more...

Emilio-Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonology, has been selected as one of the 2014 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars. Learn more...

Paul Planet, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, mentors Amy T. Xu, 17, Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York, who came in 2nd place in the INTEL Microbiology category this year, for the 2nd year in a row Intel ISEF 2014 Grand Awards. May 16, 2014, Los Angeles, California – Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced Grand Awards of the Intel ISEF 2014. Learn more...

Thomas Hooven, MD, Neonatal Fellow, was the recipient of the 2014 Marshall Klaus Perinatal Research Award for his project entitled, “The role of Environmental Arginine Sensing in the Pathogenesis of Perinatal Group B Streptococcus Infection.”

Kimara Targoff, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, is the third annual recipient of the 10K Colin Malloy Research Award from the Colin’s Kids Organization for her outstanding research with Zebra Fish. Learn more...

Dr. Sarah Lusman (GI, Hepatology and Nutrition) received a 3-year grant in the amount of $90,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for her project entitled, “Advancement of GI Care for Children and Adolescents with CF” as part of their DIGEST program (Developing Innovative GastroEnterology Specialty Training). This is a training award given to physicians interested in developing expertise in the gastroenterologic care of patients with CF.

Dr. Neera Gupta (GI, Hepatology and Nutrition) received a R01 grant in the amount of $3,050,000 from NIDDK for 5 years for her project entitled, “Sex Differences in Statural Growth Impairment in Pediatrics Crohn’s Disease. “

Dr. Rudy Leibel (Molecular Genetics) received The Wertheimer Award for Basic Research in Obesity at the 12th Annual International Congress on Obesity, March 17-20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The award recognizes outstanding basic research contributions to the obesity field.