At the 2015 Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly this month in New York City, Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH, was honored with the third annual ACEP and PEMSoft/EBSCO Achievement Award.
The award is annually conferred upon an emergency physician or pediatric emergency physician who has contributed significantly to evidence-based medicine in pediatric emergency care. Dr. Kuppermann holds the Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair in the department of emergency medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center
He has contributed to a wide range of practice-changing articles in the field of pediatric emergency medicine. He served as original chair of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and has published multiple scientific papers with PECARN. Recent publications have defined risk factors for cerebral edema in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis and derived a clinical decision instrument for imaging of pediatric patients with minor head injury.
“I am honored to be granted the ACEP PEMSoft/EBSCO award, as it recognizes advances in the care of acutely ill and injured children,” Dr. Kuppermann said. “There are so many people who could be named for the contributions they have made in this regard; I am just one of many.”
Nominations for the 2016 Achievement Award will be due in October. Look for more details in ACEP Now this fall.