James F. Padbury, MD, pediatrician-in-chief and chief of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the William and Mary Oh-William and Elsa Zopfi Professor of Pediatrics for Perinatal Research at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently presented with the Mentor of the Year Award at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.
The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, part of the Society for Pediatric Research of the American Pediatric Society, fosters the research and career development of investigators engaged in the health and well-being of children and youth. The Society also encourages young investigators engaged in research that is of benefit to children. This is accomplished by providing a forum for interchange of ideas and an opportunity for these young investigators to present their work. Every year, one Mentor of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding teacher who has had a major impact on developing research skills in trainees and launching productive research careers.
Dr. Padbury’s research awards include a program project grant in perinatal biology, establishment of T-32 supported perinatal biology training at Women & Infants Hospital, a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration for construction of the Kilguss Research Institute in Providence’s Jewelry District, two Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Awards (COBRE) for Perinatal Biology, and a shared equipment grant for an Illumina high throughput DNA sequencing platform for the Genomics Core.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Institutes of Health’s Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.