2009 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
November 10, 2009
|Allen Crocker accepts the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award via video as AUCD Past-President Bill Kiernan looks on|
Allen Crocker awarded Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
Allen Crocker, MD, of Children's Hospital Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Harvard Medical School received the Distinuished Lifetime Achievement Award today at the Associaiton of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Meeting and Conference.
He dedicated a lifetime to the field of developmental disabilities and his contributions to and impact on the lives of people with disabilities and their families distinguish him for this award. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, he completed his postgraduate training–internship, residency, and fellowship–at Children's Hospital Boston, and he stayed on to serve children, their families, and the community.
Author of 8 textbooks, recipient of number honors and awards, he all but established the field of developmental pediatrics and made lasting changes to the way children with Down syndrome are perceived by society. He pioneered the study of systems of medical care for children with special needs and of healthful living for persons with Down syndrome.
Established in 1971, AUCD is a membership organization comprised of three national networks of interdisciplinary, university-based Centers dedicated to research, education, leadership training, policy development, and direct service for people with disabilities.