For Release: May 26, 2010
David Corriveau, Media Relations Officer, Dartmouth Medical School, at David.A.Corriveau@Dartmouth.edu or 603-653-0771
N.H. pediatricians honor Olson
Hanover, N.H.—The New Hampshire chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recently named Dartmouth Medical School's Ardis L. Olson, M.D., as the state's pediatrician of the year for 2010.
In its newsletter, the Granite State chapter cites Olson's work for children and families with special health-care needs through DMS's Hood Center for Children and Families, and points to her leadership of Clinicians Enhancing Child Health (CECH), Dartmouth's practice-based research network. Olson is a professor of pediatrics and of community and family medicine at DMS - teaching medical students about comprehensive management of chronic diseases - and a pediatric clinician for the spina-bifida program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). She conducts community-level research on adolescent health risks, parental depression and sun protection.
The pediatricians group also conferred its award of retired pediatrician of the year on Arthur Simington, M.D., who chaired the Department of Pediatrics at DHMC from 1990-2001, and served as director of clinical clerkships for DMS students.
Also, the pediatricians named Jose Montero, M.D., an adjunct assistant professor of community and family medicine at DMS, as New Hampshire public citizen of the year. Montero, currently the state's director of public health services and a former state epidemiologist, teaches an epidemiology course at Dartmouth.