Children's Hospital Investigator Receives Nutrition Award


Virginia Stallings, M.D., Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, recently received the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2008 Sam Fomon Nutrition Award for her research at Children’s Hospital. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in research relating to the nutrition of infants and children.

Dr. Stallings is a member of the AAP and will be presented with the award at the 2008 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Boston on October 12, 2008.

Dr. Stallings’ research focuses on nutrition-related growth failure in children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions. She is currently concentrating on child health policy and is working with the Institute of Medicine to revise the Women, Infants and Children Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program.

Founded in 1930, the AAP is a non-profit organization of 60,000 pediatricians dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of infants, children, adolescent and young adults.