TPS 2020 Award Recipients
Richard Lampe, MD, Lubbock, is the recipient of the TPS Charles W. Dashner Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor of the Texas Pediatric Society. The TPS recognizes his outstanding lifetime contributions to the health and welfare of children, his many years of esteemed leadership as Pediatric Department Chair of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Lubbock, his mentorship to faculty, and his inspiration to residents and medical students, demonstrating a lifetime of commitment to furthering the profession of pediatrics and ensuring the well-being of Texas’ children. Read more about Dr. Lampe here.
Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, Austin, is the recipient of the TPS Sidney R. Kaliski, MD Award of Merit in recognition of her many years of continuing leadership in the TPS and the American Academy of Pediatrics and inspiring the active engagement of younger members to invest in their professional organization. Dr. Edwards has dedicated her career to serving the marginalized children of our state who have limited access to care and continues to be a compassionate and lifelong advocate for the children of Texas. Read more about Dr. Edwards here.
Sandra McKay, MD, Houston is the recipient of the TPS Mary Greene-Noble Special Achievement Award for her vocal and effective advocacy on firearm safety and her leadership in developing curriculum through the Injury Prevention and Environmental Health Committee workgroup. She has created a comprehensive, best practice, evidenced-based firearm safety curriculum which will be piloted and distributed throughout Texas via the Texas Educators in Advocacy and Community Health collaborative and the TPS. Read more about Dr. McKay here.
Ruchi Kaushik, MD, San Antonio, is the recipient of the TPS Early Career Physician Award for her contributions to the firearm safety curriculum through the Injury Prevention and Environmental Health Committee workgroup, leadership in teaching and mentoring residents in scholarly projects, and supporting advocacy activities within the TPS. Read more about Dr. Kaushik here.
Nancy Correa, MPH, Houston, is the recipient of the TPS Distinguished Service Award for her role as a leader of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Coalition at Texas Children’s Hospital, her extensive work with community members, academic institutions, non-profits, and health departments to mitigate childhood adversities and improve outcomes for vulnerable children, and her reputation as a state expert and tireless advocate on parent support programs. Her dedicated and far-reaching work with community pediatric practices and community partners has resulted in practice and policy changes to the benefit of Texas children and families. Read more about Ms. Correa here.
American Academy of Pediatrics Texas Chapter Special Achievement Awards
Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, in recognition of many years of dedicated serve as the Texas Chapter Chair.
Nancy Kelly, MD, in recognition of her leadership and inaugural development of the Texas Educators in Advocacy and Community Health Collaborative (TEACH TX).
Barry Lachman, MD, in recognition of his outstanding leadership as the physician leader of the Texas Asthma AAP CQN QI Project.
TPS President and President-elect
Tammy Camp, MD Seth Kaplan, MD