Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. John A.F. Zupancic honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with Ingersoll Bowditch Award for public health

Dr. John A.F. Zupancic honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with Ingersoll Bowditch Award for public health

Dr. John ZupancicWALTHAM – Dr. John A.F. Zupancic, Associate Chief of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its 2020 Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health.

One of the medical society’s most prestigious awards, the Ingersoll Bowditch is awarded annually to a Massachusetts physician who demonstrates creativity, commendable citizenship, initiative, innovation and leadership in the public health and advocacy fields.

 "Dr. Zupancic has devoted his career to improve the efficiency with which scarce resources are used in improving the health of children, and in particular, newborns," said Dr. Vincent Smith, Division Chief of Newborn Medicine at Boston Medical Center.

Zupancic is a renowned public health leader and mentor to others in the field and the immediate past national Chair of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 "(Zupancic) has played the central role in mentoring an entire generation of epidemiology-focused neonatologists in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program," said Dr. Jonathan Litt, Director of the NICU Growth and Developmental Support Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. "More than 13 neonatologists have obtained advanced degrees in public health under his watch, and all have taken away an understanding of the critical impact of disparities in the health of vulnerable infants and their families." 


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