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 Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics is excited to offer the Exploring DBP Program Awards for 2024. This program is a unique opportunity for medical students, pediatric residents, and second career pediatricians to experience the wide world of the subspecialty of DBP.

Awardees will receive funding to attend the SDBP 2024 annual meeting 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.


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.