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Byron Oberst Award


About t​he Byron Oberst award

The Byron Oberst Award will be presented to a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) who has made a significant contribution to the field in one or more of the following areas:

  • Improving pediatric clinical information systems
  • Educating child health professionals in the use of clinical information technology
Creating health policies that promote better use of pediatric clinical information systems

The a​ward will be presented during the Council on Clinical Information Technology education program at the annual AAP National Conference and Exhibition. Th​​e winner will receive an honorarium and reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the program. The winner may also be asked to give a brief lecture during the program. Notification of the award will be published in the onsite NCE paper and in AAP News. 

History of Re​​cipients

2017: Susan J. Kressly, MD, FAAP​
2016: Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI
2015: Marie Mann, MD, MPH, FAAP
2014: Joseph Schneider, MD, FAAP
2013: Eugenia Marcus, MD, FAAP
2012: Alan Zuckerman, MD, FAAP
2009: Stephen M. Downs, MD, FAAP
2008: Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP
2007: David M. N. Paperny, MD, FSAM, FAAP
2006: Richard Shiffman, MD, FAAP
2005: S. Andrew Spooner, MD, MS, FAAP
2004: Stuart T. Weinberg, MD, FAAP
2000: William Zurhellen, MD, FAAP
1994: Donald E. Lighter, MD, MBA, FAAP
1992: M. William Schwartz, MD, FAAP
1991: James V. Lustig, MD, FAAP
1990: Olle Jane Z. Sahler, MD, FAAP
1989: Vincent A. Fulginiti, MD, FAAP 

Nominati​​ons p​​rocess

​​Eligible Candidates: Members of the AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology

Current members of the COCIT Executive Committee are ineligible to receive the award.

Information on nominating an individual for the Byron Oberst Award is sent to the COCIT membership through the listserv every February.

If you have questions about the Byron Oberst Award or the nominations process, please contact   ​