Pamela High, MD Receives C Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development

December 12, 2018

Pamela C High, MD, Program Director for RI LEND and Brown's Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics training programs has recently been honored with an award in the field of child development. Dr. High is the 2018 recipient of the C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for her contributions to the field.

Dr. High is the Director of the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) at Hasbro Children's Hospital.  She has served as chair of the AAP Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care; president of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; and currently represents DBP on the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties.

Dr. High was recognized for her research, which includes early childhood behavioral issues such as colic, sleep and feeding issues, developmental and behavioral screening, as well as her work in addressing the interrelationship of medical and psychological issues in childhood. She was also honored for her contributions to the community, including providing mentorship for young families and child health professionals, promoting literacy in primary care, and serving on the Rhode Island Early Learning Council and the boards of Rhode Island Kids Count, and Reach Out and Read Rhode Island.

The C. Anderson Aldrich Award was established in 1964 by the AAP Section on Child Development. Dr. Aldrich was a founder of the AAP who devoted his research to the development of infants and children, contributing widely to what is now considered general practice in raising children.

Dr. High was recognized by the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the AAP national conference on November 4, 2019.