Director of Research Hiroko Matsumoto, PhD was nominated for the 2018 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Gayle G. Arnold Award of Excellence. This was for her work on the abstract “Validation of a Previously Published Risk Severity Score Predicting Surgical Site Infection after Spinal Deformity Surgery in Patients with Cerebral Palsy Utilizing a Large, Separate Cohort.” This award is presented annually at the AACPDM annual convention and is the most prestigious award of the Academy.
More about the Gayle G. Arnold Award
From the AACPDM website:
“This award is named in honor of Dr. Arnold, a self-taught developmental pediatrician and President of the Academy (1989-90). The award is presented annually to the authors of the best scientific paper. The award includes a plaque, a certificate, and a ten-minute plenary presentation of the paper to the Academy audience, as well as airfare, two nights lodging, and registration for the Annual Meeting.”
More about AACPDM
The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is an Academy of over 1,100 health professionals dedicated to providing multidisciplinary scientific education and promoting excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. AACPDM is like no other professional society! The “teamwork” mindset of our members solidifies a worldwide network that provides the most effective outcomes for patients. We are pediatricians, neurologists, surgeons, rehabilitators, therapists, nurses, special educators, engineers, and scientists.