Dr. Marcia VanVleet Earns 2015 RIAAP Special Achievement Award
Release Date: 12/14/2015
Marcia W. VanVleet, MD, director of the newborn nursery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and associate professor in pediatrics (clinical) at TheWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was given the 2015Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics(RIAAP) Special Achievement Award. The award is given to a physician who has made an outstanding contribution to children’s health in Rhode Island through research, service, or educational endeavors.
“When I think of state leaders in newborn and pediatric health in Rhode Island, Dr. VanVleet first comes to mind. The contributions she has made to the field in the last 15 years are immeasurable. This special achievement award from the RI Chapter of the AAP is well deserved,” saidJames 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.
Dr. VanVleet graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Society and her medical degree from the University of Vermont. She completed her pediatric residency, general ambulatory pediatric fellowship, and master’s degree in Public Health from Brown University. An assistant professor of pediatrics at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. VanVleet develops curriculum to advance resident and medical student learning in the newborn nursery, specifically.
Dr. VanVleet is a member of many national and hospital organizations and committees including Women & Infants Hospital Quality Forum; Women & Infants Hospital Infant Council for Improving Pediatric Outcomes; Rhode Island Newborn Screening Task Force; Rhode Island Chapter of theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn; and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.
Dr. Vanvleet’s research interests focus on the advancement of medical education, breastfeeding, neonatal abstinence syndrome, survey methodology, and public health.
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 9th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
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 first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.