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Emergency Medicine Faculty Honored at AAP

Two Children's Mercy Kansas City Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty were honored at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.

Denise Dowd, MD, MPH, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, won the Susan S. Aronson award in recognition of her ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of children in early education and childcare settings from the AAP Council on Early Childhood.

Dr. Dowd has published more than 100 articles and chapters in the fields of injury prevention and pediatric emergency medicine, is a popular national speaker on these topics and has provided expert U.S. Congressional testimony on childhood traumatic injuries. She also fulfills a number of advocacy roles locally and nationally including leadership roles within the American Academy of Pediatrics and has served on several city-level public-private partnerships and mayor’s advisories. 

Shobhit Jain, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Quality Improvement at the Adele Hall Emergency Department,  received the "Best Poster" award of the 55 posters accepted for presentation by the AAP Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. The winning poster was: Jain S, Shastri N, Conners G, Walsh I. “Financial stewardship through appropriate critical care procedure documentation.”

Dr. Jain has collaborated locally as well as with national leaders on projects including REVISE and BRUE. In addition to mentoring several Children's Mercy fellows and residents with their quality improvement work, he has led the development of educational modules for the Academic Pediatric Association and is currently working on projects with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all ten specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health, health care innovation and emerging infections. In 2021 the CMRI moved into a nine-story, 375,000-square-foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care.