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Society Awards

The Helfer Award

The Helfer Award is given annually to the member of the Society who has made significant contributions to the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics. Select the links below for biographical information on the award recipients.

Past Award Recipients

2017
Emalee Flaherty, MD

2008
Kenneth W. Feldman, MD

2016
Lawrence Ricci, MD

2007
John J. McCann, MD 

2015
Howard Dubowitz, MD

2006
Robert W. Block, MD

2014
Carol Berkowitz, MD

2005
Paul K. Kleinman, MD

2013
Cindy Christian, MD

2004
Carole Jenny, MD

2012
Martin A. Finkel, DO

2003
David L. Chadwick, MD

2011
Alex Levin, MD

2001
Robert M. Reece, MD

2010
John Leventhal, MD
Steven Ludwig, MD

 2000
Robert H. Kirschner, MD

The Helfer Teaching Award

The Helfer Teaching Award is presented annually (beginning in 2013) to the member of the Society who has made significant contributions as a teacher of Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Past Award Recipients

2017
Randell Alexander, MD

2014
Sara Sinal, MD 

2016
Nancy Kellogg, MD

2013
Marilyn Kaufhold, MD 

2015
Sara E. Schuh, MD

 

Helfer Presentation Awards

The Helfer Presentation Awards are presented annually for the best presentations by regular and scholar members at the Annual Meeting.

Past Award Recipients

Regular Members

Scholar Members

2017 Best Long Presentation: Gabrielle Otterman and Joelle Morenoe,Unreasonable Doubt: How Swedish Courts and Agencies Are Undermining the Science in Abusive Head Trauma Cases

2017 Best Long Presentation: Angela Bachim and Catherine Ambrose, Durable? Delicate? An Exploration of the Mechanical Properties of Infant Bone Suggests Baby Bones Are Not as Easy to Break as Some May Think

2017 Best Short Presentation: Mary Clyde Pierce and Kim Kaczor, Bruising Clinical Decision Rule (BCDR) Discriminates Physical Child Abuse from Accidental Trauma: A Validation Study and An Analysis of the Impact of Age Threshold on the Performance of a Bruising Clinical Decision Rule (BCDR) for Discriminating Physical Abuse from Accidental Trauma in Infants 0-12 Months of Age  2017 Best Short Presentation: Jennifer Smith and Romy Cho, Secondary Traumatic Stress: Developing and Implementing a Program to Build Resilience in Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellows 

2016 Best Long Presentation: Tara Harris, MD, Animal Abuse -  An Important Component of Family Violence

 

2016 Best Short Presentation: Jonathan Thackeray, Development of a Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative on Sentinel Injuries in Infants: The TRAIN Collaborative

2016 Best Short Presentation: Emily Killough, MD, Terra Frazier, MD, Monica Nielsen-Parker, LSCSW, Child Protector - A Smartphone App Decision Tool for Medical and Investigative Personnel

2015 Best Long Presentation: Chris Greeley, MD, Daniel Lindberg, MD, Sabine McGuire, MD, Resolved: Neuroimaging Is Useless for Determining the Timing of Traumatic Brain Injury in Cases With Concern for Abuse

2015 Best Long Presentation: Brooks Keeshin, MD, PTSD in the DSM 5 Era: Implications for the Child Abuse Pediatrician

2015 Best Short Presentation: Chris Greeley, MD, Navigating the Current Media Landscape

2015 Best Short Presentation (three-way tie): Norell Atkinson, MD, Childhood Falls With Occipital Impacts

Hiu-fai Fong, MD, Caregiver Perceptions About Mental Health Services After Child Sexual Abuse

Hillary Petska, MD, Occult Drug Exposure in Children Evaluated for Physical Abuse

2014 Best Long Presentation: John Stirling, MD, Aftermath: Medical Response to Trauma-Related Behavioral Changes

2014 Best Presentation: Sandeep Narang, MD, Expert Witness School

2014 Best Short Presentation: Gil Binenbaum, MD, Vaccinations and Retinal Hemorrhages in Outpatient Eye Examinations

 

2013 Best Long Presentation: Howard Dubowitz, MD and Wendy Lane, MD, The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model: Promoting Children’s Health, Development and Safety

2013 Best Presentation: Meggan Goodpasture, MD, Establishing a Formal Collaboration Between the Advanced Care Team and the Child Abuse Team to Address Concerns of Medical Child Abuse

2013 Best Short Presentation: Kent Hymel, MD, The Potential Impact of a Future, Validated Clinical Prediction Rule for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)

 

2012 Long Presentation: Frank Putnam, "Twenty years of follow-up: a multi-generational study of antecedents & outcomes of child sexual abuse"

2012 Long Presentation: Brooks Keeshin, "Evidence based mental health trauma screening & referral: a primer for child abuse pediatrician"

2012 Short Presentation: Christopher Greeley, "A prospective analysis of rib fractures in infant fatalities"

2012 Short Presentation: Kristine Fortin, "Missed appointments as an indicator of poor control & medical neglect among children with type 1 diabetes"

Committee Awards

In the fall of 2012 the Helfer Executive Committee established a new award program to support the work of Helfer Committees. Two awards were announced on January 1. Please select this link for descriptions of the projects being funded.