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Please join the Department of Pediatrics in welcoming a few new faculty members. Take a moment to read more about each individual by clicking on the “more” links.

Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari has accepted the position of Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics. Angela is an outstanding scientist who has been a member of our faculty for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Western Ontario and followed those with post-doctoral fellowships here and at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Please join the Department of Pediatrics in welcoming a few new faculty members. Take a moment to read more about each individual by clicking on the "more" links.

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Dr. Abraham Jacob was honored with the Clinical Care Award at the annual Medical Staff event for his outstanding commitment to developing new programs and systems to drive the future of M Health, while maintaining his commitment to excellent patient care in the clinical setting. His leadership in reducing preventable harm benefits patients, providers and staff, while driving a patient-centered culture at M Health.

Dr. Michael Georgieff, Professor and Division Director of Neonatology, has been named the recipient of this year's Medical School Carole J. Bland Faculty Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by their faculty mentees in the quest to identify excellence in mentorship.

Antoinette Moran, MD has been awarded the Marguerite and James Dugger Endowed Professorship in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. This endowment honors the lifework and achievements of Drs. Marguerite and James Dugger and serves as a lasting expression of their commitment to creating a healthier future for all children. Dr. Moran is internationally recognized for her work in diabetes and endocrinology.

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