MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ajay J. Talati, MD, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital , received the Founder’s Award from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR). He was recognized during the organization’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
The Southern Society for Pediatric Research provides pediatric educators and investigators from the southern United States an opportunity to present their research and work to its membership. The Founder’s Award is given to a SSPR member who has made significant contributions to both the health care of children and the organization’s activities.
Dr. Talati, who is also a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTHSC, Sheldon B. Korones Chair and Chief of Neonatology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and medical director of the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center at Regional One Health has been involved with the SSPR for the last 25 years. He is a previous recipient of the Ross Award for Research (2001), Young Investigator Award (2002), and the Pediatric Educator Award (2017). He also served as the organization’s president from 2008 to 2009.
About Le Bonheur Children’s:
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats children through community programs, regional clinics and a 255-bed state-of-the-art hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital.
About the University of Tennessee Health Science Center:
As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, and/or health professions students, as well as medical residents and fellows, at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville.