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Kendig Research Award

kendig.jpgThe University of Virginia and the Department of Pediatrics are very grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Kendig, Jr., who established The Edwin and Mary Kendig Fund in 1989 to stimulate pediatric research for fellows-in-training at the University of Virginia.

Named in honor of Dr. Kendig's parents, this gift has been instrumental in the development of the UVA Children's Hospital Research Symposium and continues to recognize pediatric fellows for their achievements in clinical and basic science research.

Dr. Edwin Kendig was a 1936 graduate of the UVA Medical School and became a pioneer in the study of respiratory disorders in children, with a special interest in childhood tuberculosis and sarcoidosis. He was the first editor of the premier textbook dealing with pediatric pulmonary disorders in North America: Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. Now in its seventh edition, this text is a leading source of information about airway diseases in children throughout the world.

Prior to his death, Dr. Kendig regularly attended Research Day to present the Kendig Award. His remarkable accomplishments as an investigator, pediatrician, and pulmonary specialist will continue to serve as an inspiration for anyone whose career is devoted to the health of children.

Award Recipients

Since 1997, a single Kendig Research Award has been given to a fellow for excellence in clinical or basic science research during fellowship. Success in research is based on letters from mentors, manuscripts submitted or accepted for publication, and grants awarded during the fellowship.

2011 - Susan Demartini, M.D., Endocrinology
2010 - Christopher Clarke, M.D., Cardiology
2009 - Laurissa Kashmer, M.D., Endocrinology
2008 - Michael McCulloch, M.D., Cardiology
2007 - Christopher Davis, M.D., Cardiology
2006 - Santina Zanelli, M.D., Neonatology
2005 - Alix Paget-Brown, M.D., Neonatology
2004 - Andrew Herman, M.D., Neonatology

2003 - Maury Pinsk, M.D., Nephrology
2002 - François Cachat, M.D., Nephrology
2001 - Erick Richmond, M.D., Endocrinology
2000 - John Hunt, M.D., Allergy/Pulmonary
1999 - Lisa Houchin, M.D., Endocrinology
1998 - Naomi Gauthier, M.D., Cardiology
1997 - Polly Ferguson, M.D., Immunology

From 1989 to 1996, Kendig Research Awards were given for Outstanding Presentations at Research Day. Listings below are in descending order: First place, Second place, Third place.

1996
Lisa Samson-Fang, M.D., Developmental Pediatrics
Felice Heller, M.D., Cardiology
Naomi Gauthier, M.D., Cardiology

1995
Felice Heller, M.D., Cardiology
William Hammill, M.D., Cardiology
Susan Coniglio, M.D., Developmental Pediatrics

1994
Vandana Shashi, M.D., Genetics
Daniel Bonthius, M.D., Neuroscience
Alda Tufro, M.D., Nephrology

1993
Marshall Whit Walker, M.D., Neonatology
Gary Weyman Price, M.D., Allergy
Vandana Shashi, M.D., Genetics (3rd)
Alda Tufro, M.D., Nephrology (3rd)

1992
Frances Northington, M.D., Neonatology
Victoria Norwood, M.D., Nephrology
Nancy Wright, M.D., Endocrinology

1991
Allen Everett, M.D., Cardiology
Frances Northington, M.D., Neonatology
Francisco Nieves Rivera, M.D., Endocrinology

1990
Shannon Sullivan, M.D., Neonatology
Frances Northington, M.D., Neonatology
James Kerrigan, M.D., Endocrinology

1989
Nancy McDaniel, M.D., Cardiology
Deborah Cloney, M.D., Gastroenterology
John Ziegler, M.D., Infectious Disease