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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 ranked as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals” in nine specialties rated by U.S. News & World Report and has received MagnetTM recognition for excellence in nursing services five consecutive times. With 386 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists, we care for children from all 50 states and from around the world. In addition, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and individualized pediatric therapeutics is driving research and innovation in neonatology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, heart, cancer and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children. Children’s Mercy also is nationally recognized for innovation in psychosocial care and creating a family-centered environment focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families. Our love for children powers everything we do, inspiring our research, innovations and our everyday care. Because love has no limits. And with it, neither do we.