Member Spotlight

The Texas Pediatric Member Spotlight exists to focus attention on the recent awards, promotions, degree completions, and appointments of TPS members.

December 2018
Congratulations to TPS member, Lori Anderson, MD, who has been selected as Texas' 2018 HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion! Led in partnership by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Association of American Cancer Institutes, and the American Cancer Society, the HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award Program recognizes clinicians, clinics, practices, groups, and health systems that are going above and beyond to foster HPV vaccination in their community. After a thorough review from healthcare professionals committed to achieving high HPV vaccination rates, Dr. Anderson has been recognized as the most deserving nominee from Texas. Dr. Anderson, thank you for your outstanding work and your support of TPS and the children we serve. 



TPS member Steve R. Seidner, MD, has been appointed as Chair, Department of Pediatrics in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Seidner is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics, and has been the Division Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Medical Director of the NICU since 2000. We are excited about Dr. Seidner's new leadership role.

November 2018
Congratulations to the following TPS members for their achievements. The following AAP awards were presented at National Conference & Exhibition (NCE) in Orlando, November 3.  
Clifford G. Grulee Award
Marsha Griffin, MD, FAAP, UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
The Clifford G. Grulee Award recognizes outstanding service to the Academy beyond that required of the elected leadership. Dr. Griffin received the prestigious award for her work advocating for immigrant and refugee children.

AAP Education Award
Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd, FAAP, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital
The Education Award recognizes members whose educational activities have had a broad and positive impact on the health and well-being of children and adolescents.