Honors and Awards

Meridith Sonnett, MD (Emergency Medicine) was honored by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation with a $50,000 grant to establish the Alexandra and Steven Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department Division Chief’s Fund. The funds will be used to support improvements in patient care for patients and families in the Pediatric Emergency Department, and for faculty development, and scholarly and educational initiatives.

Melissa Stockwell, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) was awarded a one-year grant from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for her project, “DEVISE: Data Exchange of Vaccine Information between an IIS and EHR.” Her collaborators include Sekhar Ramakrishnan and David Vawdrey from Dept. of Biomedical Informatics.

Melissa Stockwell, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) was awarded a one-year grant from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for her project, “DEVISE: Data Exchange of Vaccine Information between an IIS and EHR.” Her collaborators include Sekhar Ramakrishnan and David Vawdrey from Dept. of Biomedical Informatics.

Julie Vincent, MD (Cardiology) was the guest speaker and panelist for the Pediatric Cardiology fellow mentoring session, and was moderator for abstract presentations at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition; Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

Yaffa Vitberg, MD’s (Emergency Medicine – senior fellow) abstract titled; “Sonographic Assessment of Spinal Fluid for Infant Lumbar Puncture” was accepted for platform presentation by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Scientific Program Committee at the 2014 AIUM Annual Convention.

Ismee Williams, MD (Cardiology) was awarded a $481,900 NIH/NICHD grant for her project entitled, “Early Markers of Neurodevelopmental Risk in Congenital Heart Disease.”

Thomas Hooven, MD (Neonatology) was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program. This represents three years in a row that Columbia has had a PSDP fellow win this award.

Alice Prince, MD (Infectious Diseases) received an RO1 grant award from NIH in the amount of $376k for her project titled, “MRSA Activation of Human Keratinocyte Signaling.”