David Stevenson named 2019 recipient of the John Howland Award

DAVID STEVENSON, the Harold K. Faber Professor in Pediatrics and senior associate dean for Maternal & Child Health, has been named the 2019 recipient of the John Howland Award, the top award given by the American Pediatric Society. The award honors Stevenson’s contributions as a longtime leader, clinician and mentor in neonatology and pediatrics.

David Stevenson
David Stevenson

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the John Howland Award,” said Stevenson. “I join an outstanding group of past recipients committed to improving pediatric research, education and clinical care. I also want to acknowledge the hard work and ingenuity of my colleagues and team at Stanford.”

Stevenson has co-authored more than 600 articles, and his research on the biology of neonatal jaundice has led to new technologies and standards of care for jaundice treatment. He will receive the award on April 28 at the 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

The award has been given to Stanford pediatricians twice before. PHILIP PIZZO, received it in 2012, and HAROLD FABER, for whom Stevenson’s endowed professorship at Stanford is named, was the recipient in 1956.

Read the award announcement on the American Pediatric Society website.