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Pollin Pediatric Research Prize awarded for discovery of lifesaving treatment of RDS
Date:4/3/2008

he UCSF faculty in 1960, Dr. Clements has worked closely with its neonatologists to incorporate physiological concepts and methods into the care of severely ill newborns; to develop one of the world's first Intensive Care Nurseries; and to train many fellows who have become leaders in academic medical centers around the world. In addition, he has been active throughout his career in editorial duties for scientific journals and in service to professional societies.

He continues to work at the university several days a week, writing, editing, consulting and working with colleagues to complete research on surface tension in the lung's airways -- research that may have numerous clinical applications.

Dr. Clements has received dozens of honors, including the Christopher Columbus Discovery Award of the United States Congress; Career Investigatorship of the American Heart Association for 29 years; Research Achievement Award of the American Heart Association; Warren Alpert Foundation Prize at Harvard Medical School; Apgar Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Trudeau Medal of the American Lung Association; Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Ulf von Euler Memorial Lecture of the Karolinska Institute at the Nobel Foundation; among others.

Dr. Clements has given invited lectures at and received honorary doctorates from universities in North and South America, Asia, United Kingdom and Europe. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians of London, and an honorary life member of several medical societies in North and South America.

The Pollin Prize

Created in memory of Linda and Kenneth Pollin, and administered by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The Pollin Prize consists of a $100,000 award to the recipient or recipients, and a $100,000 fellowship s
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Contact: Belinda Mager
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212-305-5587
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
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