About The Program

SDBP Exploring Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Program for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students
Dedicated to the Legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD

Are You Curious About the Field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics?
The Exploring DBP Program is an annual program for pediatric residents and medical students who are interested in learning more about the specialty of developmental and behavioral pediatrics. The program coincides with the SDBP Fall Annual Meeting.

Awardees will receive funding to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) and join enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary attendees at lectures, poster sessions, and social events. In addition to attending the entire annual meeting, there will be several sessions specifically designed for awardees to learn about the field of DBP (and possible some pre-meeting virtual components. Awardees will be paired with both a senior DBP faculty member and a current DBP fellow to guide them through the program and to provide mentorship. Awardees will be able to foster relationships with SDBP members in a fun, relaxed environment!

This program is supported by the family of Dr. Nancy Packert Shashaty, an other-centered developmental-behavioral pediatrician who was dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with disabilities. She was successful in this endeavor because of her kindness, empathy, generosity, intelligence, pragmatism, optimism, humor, and ability to interact with people regardless of station in life, cultural background, ability to comprehend, or degree of fear.

2023 SDBP Exploring DBP Program - will open soon!