Lori Frasier, MD

The Ray E. Helfer Society Awards Dr. Lori Frasier Its Highest Honor

Lori FrasierLori Frasier, MD, Chief, Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, was presented with the 2018 Ray E. Helfer Award at the society’s 2018 Annual Meeting in April at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. The Helfer Society is an international society of physicians seeking to provide leadership to enhance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The award is presented annually to a member in recognition of his or her distinguished contributions in the field.

Her list of professional accomplishments in Child Abuse Pediatrics, includes the following:

  • Past and Current Medical Director of Child Abuse Assessment Teams at premier Children’s Hospitals
  • Past and Current Director of Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Programs at two university-based Children’s Hospitals
  • Medical Director of a Statewide Network of Child Abuse Providers
  • Past Member and Chair of the AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect Executive Committee
  • Past Program Chair of the AAP Section on Child Abuse Neglect for multiple AAP National Conferences and Expositions
  • Past and Current Advisory Board Member for multiple County, State, National, Federal Agencies, Organizations, and Task Forces addressing child maltreatment
  • Past and Ongoing Child Abuse Educator/Teacher to Medical Students, Residents, Physicians, Investigators, and Attorneys
  • Author of over 20 peer-reviewed and review articles regarding child maltreatment
  • Author of 10 book chapters addressing child abuse and neglect
  • Past and Current Invited Speaker/Presenter at hundreds of local, regional, state, national, and international conferences regarding child abuse
  • Past Principle Investigator and Developer for a Child Abuse Teleconsulting Program
  • Past Member and Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Subboard in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Past and Current Invited Speaker/Presenter at International Child Abuse Conferences in Australia, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Qata, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, France, and Kuwait
  • Current Vice President, President Elect of The Ray E. Helfer Society
In presenting the nomination, Dr. Kent Hymel said, “I suspect that I have forgotten to list many of Dr. Lori Frasier’s extraordinary accomplishments. She is truly “a girl who just can’t say no” to any and every outside request to teach, brainstorm, council, plan, attend, network, direct, or advise. Her days are frequently filled with phone calls, teleconferences, and outside meetings dedicated to improving our response to child maltreatment well beyond the walls of her medical center. Her numerous and diverse accomplishments are a testament to her unfailing and selfless commitment to teaching, to advancing the science of our new subspecialty, and to victims of child maltreatment worldwide. I would argue that Dr. Frasier has done more than anyone among us to advance an understanding of child abuse pediatrics around the globe.”