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  • Governance | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    GOVERNANCE Executive Board 2023-24 Faizah Bhatti, MD President 2023-24 Neonatology Oklahoma University Health Science Center James Moore, MD PhD Treasurer Neonatology Connecticut Children’s Hospital Faizah Bhatti, MD Director of Communications and Social Media Neonatology Oklahoma University Health Science Center Amy Hair, MD President-Elect 2023-24 Neonatology Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital Jay Kerecman, MD Secretary Neonatology Northern Light Health Amir Khan, MD Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Neonatology University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston Past Presidents Council Members 2023-24 Charitharth Vivek Lal, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham Luke Wall, MD LSU Health Science Center Alvaro Moreira, MD University of Texas Health at San Antonio Muralidhar Premkumar, MBBS Baylor College of Medicine Quyen Pham, MD Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Tara Randis, MD University of South Florida Julie Mirpuri, MD UT Southwestern Communications and Social Media Committee Faizah Bhatti, MD University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Alvaro Moreira, MD University of Texas Health at San Antonio Quyen Pham, MD Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Katie Chetta, MD Medical University of South Carolina

  • SSPR | Southern Society for Pediatric Research

    The Southern Society for Pediatric Research was organized in 1960 as a forum for pediatric investigators from the southern region to present their work. The society meets annually in New Orleans, Louisiana, in conjunction with the Southern Regional Meetings. Several workshops on important research and academic skills are presented each year. Learn more about how we are fostering the next generation of pediatricians, pediatric specialists, educators and scientists to promote advances in child health and improve outcomes by highlighting and encouraging scholarly activities.

  • Annual Meeting | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    2024 ANNUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE The Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR) is proud to host our annual regional conference that focuses on sharing research discoveries, networking with colleagues, and stimulating lifelong learning. Whether it be medical students, residents, fellows, or faculty, SSPR is dedicated in supporting breakthroughs in pediatric research. DATES: February 22-24, 2024 LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana VENUE: Intercontinental Hotel 444 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130-3171 Phone: 1-800-235-4670 or: 504-525-5566 TIMES: 07:00 am – 05:00 pm SOCIAL MEDIA: #SSPR2024 Registration and Hotel Booking Please ch eck back later ​ Watch here for Information regarding Room reservations at the conference rate! ​ Room Rates To be announced All room rates are per night and are subject to applicable taxes which are 15.20% hotel tax and a $2 per night occupancy fee. Your reservations must be received by mid-January 2024 in order to qualify for the 2024 Southern Regional Meetings conference rates. Reservations received after this date are subject to applicable rates and availability. If you are unable to keep your guaranteed reservation, please cancel prior to 72 hours of the arrival date and obtain a cancellation number to avoid being billed for one night’s accommodations.

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  • Membership Application | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    Become an SSPR Member Today! Join a thriving community of pediatric professionals dedicated to improving outcomes for all children from birth to adolescence Our members represent some of the most dedicated academic pediatricians in the Southern Region. Membership is not exclusive to the south though, as seen on our members map here! ​ We invite anyone in the US actively engaged in pediatric research/education to apply for membership and join us at our annual meeting in February in New Orleans! Any individual in the active pursuit of improving outcomes for the any of the following is invited to apply to become a member of SSPR: fetus/pregnant mother, newborns, children and adolescents. This includes but may not be limited to: Basic, translational or clinical research Quality improvement Education and teaching Categories of Membership include: Active members hold M.D., D.O., or Ph.D. or other doctoral degrees and are actively engaged in academic pediatrics. This may be basic, clinical, or educational research as well as quality improvement. Honorary members are individuals who lack a doctoral degree but who have made significant contributions to pediatrics and improvement in child health. While you may submit your application at any time, the SSPR Council votes on new membership applications twice a year at the Winter (Feb) and Spring (May) Council Meetings. ​ To be eligible for consideration of membership, applications must be received one week prior to the relevant council meeting date. 2023 Application Deadlines: Winter Application Due Date: January 26th, 2023 Spring Application Due Date: April 21st, 2023 All applications must be nominated by two members of SSPR with accompanying letters supporting your application. Complete the Membership Application below, and attach the requested documentation as PDF files.Nominating Sponsors may also email their letter of support directly to the SSPR Secretary at Online Membership Application Form Personal and Contact Information First Name Last Name Professional Title arrow&v Name of Hospital or Affiliation Office Email Date of Birth Office Phone Personal Phone Office Address City Postal / Zip code Office Address Line 2 Region/State/Province Country Country arrow&v Education and Training Name of Medical School/Graduate School Graduate/Medical Degree Date of Graduation Medical School Postgraduate Training Institution #1 Sub-Specialty #1 Date Completion Training #1 Postgraduate Training Institution #2 Sub-Specialty #2 Date of Graduation Post-Gradute #2 List any additional training and dates here: Professional and Work History Staff Positions and Dates List Honors and Awards Here Please Upload PDF of Your Complete CV Here PDF Only (Max 5MB) All applications must be supported by two letters of nominations from current members of the SSPR. Please email the secretary of the SSPR if you require assistance in identifying a nominator. The letters can be emailed directly to the secretary or you may alternatively upload them below. Name of Referee 1 Nomination Letter #1 Upload PDF Name of Referee 2 Nomination Letter #2 Upload PDF I certify that the information I have entered above is correct to the best of my knowledge. Please acknowledge with your signature below Clear Click Here To Submit Application Thank you for submitting your application. You will receive email confirmation soon.

  • About Us | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    ABOUT US Our Mission At the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, we foster career development and leadership in academic pediatrics. We strive to improve health outcomes for all children through the support of rigorous research, quality improvement and advancing cutting edge clinical care. ​ Our primary mission is to support and grow the next generation of academic pediatricians and to propel them to national and international recognition. Annual Meeting One of the highlights of the meeting is the poster presentation session, where medical students, residents, fellows and faculty present their scholarly projects. These abstracts are selected by the SSPR committee and they include basic science and clinical researches from all pediatric subspecialties. Recognition and Awarding Excellence To align with our mission and to encourage meeting attendance by learners, trainees and junior faculty, we have established various awards to help support participants' costs. These awards include Young Investigators' Award, Trainee Travel Award, Young Faculty Award, and David Oelberg Honorary Trainee Travel Award. Most recently, we also recognize the Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award to enhance diversity in the research workforce. ​ Faculty Legacy Awards In a tradition of honoring the legacy of our esteemed institution, the SSPR Fo under's Award and Pediatric Educator Award are presented annually to honor individuals who have made important contributions to the Society and to the education of pediatricians in the southern region.

  • Contact | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

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  • Educator Award | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    Southern Society for Pediatric Research Educator Award Scroll Down Sponsored by Abbott Awarded to a member of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research who is recognized as an outstanding educator in pediatric medicine. ​ Widespread recognition for the stimulation of pre- and post-doctoral students to provide excellent child health care Outstanding contributions to the development and administration of pediatric curricula or parent-child educational programs Recognized role model as pediatric educator Eligibility Nominations are solicited from the membership of the SSPR. Deadline for Nominating is September 1st. Application To nominate an individual, please email the SSPR President indicating the nominee’s area of research and accomplishments. Awards The winner of the Founders Award will be honored at the Plenary Session of the annual SSPR meeting in February. They will receive a plaque and a monetary prize. The winner will be introduced by their nominating colleague and present remarks at the Plenary Session of the SSPR. List of Previous Awardees

  • Photo Gallery | Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    Gallery Scenes from the Annual SSPR Meeting in New Orleans. See what we have been up to at our last few meetings! 2020 2022

  • Oelberg Award| Southern Society For Pediatric Research

    David Oelberg Honorary Trainee Travel Award Scroll Down Sponsored by: Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Dr. David Oelberg, SSPR Officer-Emeritus, is an outstanding member of the SSPR who served in a variety of roles during his many years of service and leadership. His legacy and contributions to the mission of the SSPR are memorialized by this award. Eligibility The candidate must be a student, resident, or fellow. They must be the first author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation. Candidates MUST be an SSPR member or have a sponsor who is an SSPR member. ​ Application Trainees that are candidates for the SSPR Young Investigator Awards will automatically be entered in this competition. No separate application is required. Award Two $500 Travel Stipends are awarded to the top two trainee abstracts that are not Young Investigator finalists to help facilitate travel to the annual SSPR meeting.

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