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Calling for 2017 TPS Award Nominations

Once again we have a special opportunity to recognize and say thanks to colleagues and friends who have served as advocates for children.  Please take the time to help us acknowledge those who work on behalf of pediatrics.

Everyone has a colleague or friend that has served as an advocate for children above and beyond – now is that special opportunity to recognize and say thank you by nominating them for one of the awards below.  Please take the time to help TPS identify possible recipients.  Your testimony and recommendation are important, as we may not be aware of all the work being done for Texas children.   Award winners will be honored at the TPS Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon to be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Renaissance Legacy West in Plano, TX.

About TPS Awards

Sidney Kaliski Award of Merit
This award recognizes a member of the Texas Pediatric Society who has served as an advocate for children and has made a substantial contribution to both the health and welfare of the children of Texas and to the Texas Pediatric Society.

Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes a non-member pediatrician, non-pediatric physician, allied health care provider or a layperson who has gone beyond the norm in expressing their dedication and love of children.

Early Career Physician’s Award
This award recognizes a TPS member resident or early career physician for exemplary service to the Texas Pediatric Society. A “young physician” nominee is one who is less than 40 years of age or who has been in practice five years or less.

TPS Charles W. Daeschner, Jr, MD Lifetime Achievement Award
The highest award of the Texas Pediatric Society.  The Daeschner award was created in 2001 in order to recognize the significant contributions of Dr. Daeschner not only to the health and well-being of children, but also to the education and mentoring of students of Pediatrics of all ages. The Texas Pediatric Society established The Charles W. Daeschner, Jr, MD Lifetime Achievement Award to be awarded at the discretion of the Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board to those special individuals, whose careers, lifetime accomplishments and contributions to Pediatrics emulate those standards set by Dr. Daeschner.

Mary Greene-Noble Award (formerly the Executive Board Award) Awarded by the TPS Executive Board, the Mary Greene-Noble Award recognizes a committee member or Chair or Executive Board member who has worked on and completed a specific program or project during the past year that has benefited children, the community, the Society and/or the practice of pediatrics – beyond accomplishments and/or normal activities of the other committee members.  

TPS AWARD WINNERS: 1941 - 2016 (click on years to view full list)

TPS Awards in 2016

Charles W.Daeschner, Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award
Lillian Lockhart, MD, Galveston

Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit
Ben G. Raimer, MD, Galveston

TPS Mary Greene-Noble Special Achievement Award
Lori Anderson, MD, Corpus Christi

TPS Distinguished Service Award
Retta Knox, RN, Hart

TPS Early Career Physician Award
Lauren Gambill, MD, Austin

AAP Awards

2015 AAP Special Achievement Award

Award of Chapter Excellence- Very Large Chapter Category: AAP awarded the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics the Award of Chapter Excellence for their efforts in coordinating care for the influx of undocumented children who came across the border in 2015.