Awards & Honors Committee

The Awards and Honors Committee comprises two subcommittees:

  1. The Awards Subcommittee is charged with the review and selection of applicants for the Research Fellow Awards (RFS) and the Clinical Scholar Awards (CSA). This subcommittee consists of the current President, President-Elect, the past 5 Presidents, and the Chair of the Research Affairs Committee (or a designee).
  2. The Honors and Lectures Subcommittee is charged with the nomination, review, and selection of appropriate individuals for various lectures and awards other than RFAs and CSAs available to Society members. This subcommittee consists of the current President, President-Elect, the past 5 Presidents, the Chair of the History Committee, and other PES members appointed by the President.

The Immediate Past President of the Society will serve as Chair of the overall Awards and Honors Committee and Chair of the Awards Subcommittee. The Chair of the Honors and Lectures Subcommittee will be appointed by the President.

  • Erica A. Eugster BOD Liaison
  • Sharon E. Oberfield
  • Ron G. Rosenfeld
  • Mary Min-chin Lee
  • Sally Radovick
  • Stephen M. Rosenthal
  • Walter L. Miller Chair
  • Alan D. Rogol
  • Philip Scott Zeitler

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee replaces the former Publications and Website Committees with the goal of unifying and streamlining efforts to communicate with PES members through Hormone Research in Paediatrics, the official journal of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and to members, other health professionals, patients, and families through the PES website.

  • Priyanka Bakhtiani
  • Katerina Constantacos Chair
  • Colin Hawkes Chair
  • Allison Pollock
  • Dorothy Shulman
  • Andrew J. Bauer
  • Mitchell Geffner BOD Liaison
  • Nina Ma
  • Paul Saenger
  • Shadi Tabba
  • Scott Clements
  • Nidhi Gupta
  • Sharon E. Oberfield
  • Jessica Schmitt
  • Heather Wadams

Drugs & Therapeutics Committee

Charged with keeping the Society informed on topics about both new and existing drugs and devices. To review problems related to the therapeutics of Pediatric Endocrine disorders and report to the Board of Directors and the greater membership of PES.

  • Ambika Ashraf
  • Evgenia (Jenny) Gourgari
  • Manmohan Kamboj Chair
  • Amit Lahoti Chair
  • Dayna McGill
  • Deborah Mitchell
  • Vandana Raman
  • Kyriakie Sarafoglou
  • Philippe F. Backeljauw BOD Liaison
  • Anshu Gupta
  • Brenda Kohn
  • Seth Marks
  • Shilpa Mehta
  • Laura Page
  • Molly Regelmann
  • Takara Stanley
  • Christine Yu
  • Preneet Cheema Brar
  • Ryan Heksch
  • Sowmya Krishnan
  • Kristal Matlock
  • Ryan Miller
  • Neha Patel
  • Danielle Reynolds
  • Brandy Wicklow

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New Meds and Tech: Semglee

July 29, 2020

Prepared by Christine Yu and Amit Lahoti Semglee™ is a new biosimilar insulin with an identical amino-acid sequence to insulin glargine. Semglee™, co-developed by Mylan Inc. and Biocon Ltd., was…

Educational Committee

Charged with the conception, organization, and execution of educational opportunities including Board Review courses, Clinical Updates, Spring Fellows’ Retreats, and other educational materials for patients/families, practitioners, pediatric fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students. The Education Committee will liaise with the Diabetes SIG and the Transgender SIG.

  • Javier Aisenberg
  • Natalie Allen
  • Ambika Ashraf Advisor
  • Hayley Baines
  • Kanthi Bangalore Krishna
  • Robert W. Benjamin
  • Kathleen E. Bethin
  • Preneet Cheema Brar
  • Andrew Bremer
  • Donald Walt Chandler
  • Katerina Constantacos
  • Ana Creo
  • Mark DeBoer
  • Linda Anne DiMeglio
  • Sara DiVall
  • Kristin Favela
  • Adda Grimberg
  • Ellen Kaizer Grishman
  • Anshu Gupta Chair
  • Nidhi Gupta
  • David Hansen
  • Alyssa Huang
  • Jose Jimenez-Vega
  • Rachel Kadakia
  • Manmohan Kamboj
  • Alexander Karmazin
  • Lisa Kenigsberg Fechter
  • Marissa Kilberg
  • Jason Klein
  • Seema Kumar
  • Amy Levenson
  • Ashwini Mallappa
  • Seth Marks
  • Shelly Mercer
  • Jonathan Meyer
  • Todd Nebesio Chair
  • Katie O'Sullivan
  • Sharon E. Oberfield BOD Liaison
  • Kathryn Obrynba
  • Pedro Pagán Banchs
  • Paola Palma-Sisto
  • Melinda Pierce
  • Catherina Pinnaro
  • Leslie Pitts
  • Amira Ramadan
  • Sripriya Raman
  • Sonalee Ravi
  • Alissa Roberts
  • Elizabeth Sandberg
  • Swathi Sethuram
  • Kanika Shanker
  • Nicole Sheanon
  • Stephanie Sisley
  • Jennifer Sprague
  • Bhuvana Sunil
  • Lisa Swartz Topor

History Committee

To collect, validate, collate and archive information, documents, photographic and graphic materials relevant to the history of PES and to make such materials available to the members and to generate periodically publications relevant to the history of PES and its members.

  • Linda Anne DiMeglio
  • John S. Fuqua BOD Liaison
  • Evan Graber
  • Erinn Rhodes
  • Alan Rice
  • Alan D. Rogol Chair
  • Arlan L. Rosenbloom Chair

International Relations Committee

Charged with the development of international collaboration and interaction of PES with other societies/organizations to globally benefit children with endocrine conditions—with special focus on collaborations that may help to improve care in resource-constrained environments.

  • Philippe F. Backeljauw BOD Liason
  • Charumathi Baskaran
  • Luisa Gonzalez
  • Evangelia Kalaitzoglou
  • Sando Ojukwu
  • Jadranka Popovic Chair
  • Sripriya Raman
  • Yun Yan
  • Y. Miles Yu

Membership Committee

Charged with accepting and reviewing all applications for membership to the Society. A recent strategic objective of this committee is to encourage and increase fellow involvement in the Society.

  • Christine Burt Solorzano Chair
  • Erica A. Eugster BOD Liaison
  • Joshua May
  • Lindsey Waldman

MOC and QI Committee

Charged with overseeing the quality improvement activities of PES and facilitating mechanisms for MOC credit to allow PES members to achieve recertification by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Endocrinology.

  • Bruce A. Boston
  • Christine Cherella
  • Luong Doan
  • Daina Dreimane
  • Kelly Fegan-Bohm
  • Morey W. Haymond
  • Justin A. Indyk Chair
  • Ryan Miller
  • Erinn Rhodes Advisor
  • Sejal Shah
  • Joshua Smith
  • Rona Sonabend
  • Shoshana Tell
  • Paul Thornton BOD Liaison
  • Mary Ellen Vajravelu
  • Surendra K. Varma
  • Patricia Myriam Vuguin Chair

Nominating Committee

Charged with coordinating, reviewing, and arranging ballots for election of new members to the PES Board of Directors.

  • Kanthi Bangalore Krishna
  • Sheela N. Magge
  • Madhusmita Misra BOD Liason
  • Todd Nebesio
  • Diane Stafford Chair

Practice Management Committee

Charged with providing members of PES with tools and information to facilitate the practice of pediatric endocrinology. The focus is to promote multidisciplinary practice models, develop educational materials for Endocrinology providers, develop CME curricula, and develop position statements on key issues in pediatric endocrinology.

  • Soumya Adhikari Chair
  • Rushika Conroy
  • Marcie Drury Brown
  • Berrin Ergun-Longmire
  • Monica Grover
  • Ines Guttmann-Bauman
  • Sunil Nayak
  • Jon Oden
  • Nivedita Patni
  • Kent Reifschneider CHAIR
  • Paul Thornton BOD LIASON

Program Committee

Charged with organizing the scientific program of the now freestanding annual meeting of PES. Additional tasks include participation in abstract review, organization of Scientific Symposia, Meet-the-Professor sessions, Plenaries, Clinical Practice Sessions, the Year-in-Review program, and Satellite Symposia, along with selecting the Leona Cutler and Human Growth Foundation Best Poster Awards.

  • Saleh Adi
  • Ambika Ashraf Chair
  • Laurie E. Cohen BOD Liason
  • Aditi Khokhar
  • Mimi Kim
  • Brenda Kohn
  • Ashwini Mallappa
  • Radhika Muzumdar
  • Leena Nahata
  • Alvin Perelman
  • Sripriya Raman ADVISOR
  • Rebecca Riba-Wolman
  • Elizabeth Tan Rosolowsky
  • Takara Stanley
  • Elizabeth Walsh
  • Ari Wassner
  • Selma Feldman Witchel CHAIR

Public Policy Committee

Charged with identification of political and policy issues that impact the care of children with pediatric endocrine conditions and the licensure of competent pediatric endocrinologists. To develop a rapid response team to deal with critical political and policy issues that affect children with pediatric endocrine and metabolic conditions. Also assist other councils and committees with policy issues should they arise.

  • Elaine Apperson
  • Melanie Cree-Green
  • Swati Elchuri Chair
  • Mitchell Geffner
  • Tamara S. Hannon CHAIR
  • Bonnie McCann-Crosby
  • Sudha Mootha
  • Henry Rodriguez BOD Liason
  • Swathi Sethuram
  • Rachel Whooten

Research Affairs Committee

Charged with facilitating the research endeavors of PES members and prioritizing the research goals of PES. This council will formulate policies for research grant support, develop national/regional research advisor programs, and establish collaborative relationships with international pediatric research groups.

  • Yee-Ming Chan
  • Andrew Dauber
  • Shanlee Davis
  • John L. Fowlkes
  • Rose A. Gubitosi-Klug Chair
  • Katherine Kutney
  • Shana McCormack
  • Ram K. Menon
  • Madhusmita Misra BOD LIASON
  • Steven Mittelman
  • Radhika Muzumdar
  • Kristina Ingeborg Rother
  • Kankadurga Singer
  • Shylaja Srinivasan

Training Committee

Charged with providing information on regulatory issues that impact the training and certification of fellows. This council will work with other committees to develop a research advisor program, develop milestones, increase fellow participation in PES, organize educational activities, and improve communication.

  • Tandy Aye
  • Jennifer Barker Chair
  • Claudia Boucher-Berry
  • Mariam Gangat
  • Reema Lynn Habiby
  • Evangelia Kalaitzoglou
  • Sharon E. Oberfield BOD LIASON

Hoping to join a committee?

If you wish to join a committee you may email to chair of the committee giving a brief explanation of your wanted involvement. Please be sure to copy info@pedendo.org on your emails to the chair. You may also look out for “call for volunteers” messages in the President’s Letter. These committees are always looking for “fellow” representation so we encourage fellows to volunteer and look forward to your participation!