Under the leadership of Center faculty member Dr. Claire Bocchini, the Department of Pediatrics was awarded a 2017-18 Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The purpose of this competitive program is to promote advocacy for children and advance the field of community pediatrics. Up to eight accredited pediatric residency programs are annually provided with a maximum of $4,500 each to implement a two- or three-day community health and advocacy educational program focusing on resident education, faculty development and building community partnerships for child health and advocacy.

Tiffany Rattler was awarded the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University.  The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is earned through successful completion of the LINE program’s core modules, electives, leadership coaching, and practicum.  Tiffany’s practicum focused on developing a strategic plan and institutional policies for the sickle cell social support programs offered at Texas Children’s Hospital. This year marked the 10th LINE Cohort.

Dr. Ana Monterrey (center) is  the inaugural 2015 -2016 recipient of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy Fellow Advocacy Excellence Award. This award is given to a graduating pediatric fellow at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment towards advocacy. Through her research, teaching, and initiation of community programs, Dr. Monterrey demonstrated a consistent commitment towards improving the lives of vulnerable children as a physician advocate. Since completing her academic general pediatrics fellowship, Dr. Monterrrey has joined the Academic General Pediatrics Section at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.



Jean Raphael (center) was awarded the 2015 Research Mentorship Award at the Associate Professor level in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

Claire Bocchini (center) was awarded the Children at Risk Health Advocate Award at the 2015 Accolades Luncheon in Houston.