SDBP Development Fund

The Development Fund provides financial support for SDBP programs such as:

SDBP General Development Fund and New Initiatives
As the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics matures, new initiatives and opportunities continuously arise. The Society created a new strategic plan for 2012-2017 with several new initiatives outlined including an increased multidisciplinary training role, increased participation in initiation of policy statements and expanding our role in the creation of and dissemination of entrusted physician activities for certification and training. Support directed to this fund will be used to support new initiatives initiated by the Board with membership support.

SDBP Research Grant Award
The SDBP Research Grant Award consists of a one-year grant of up to $5000 to promote research in developmental and behavioral pediatrics by a young investigator in the field. This has been a goal of the Society for several years, and was finally instituted in 2005. Society resources at present have been able to fund only one award annually; with additional support, SDBP will be able to continue and expand this valuable program which provides support for future leaders in developmental-behavioral pediatrics early in their careers. Support directed to this fund will go directly to support the award.

International and Underdeveloped Countries Scholarships and Diversity Fund
Developmental and behavioral pediatrics health professionals from other countries benefit from the variety of educational formats that take place at the SDBP Annual Meeting; in addition within the US and Canada there is a need to expand our society into communities and cultures which are underrepresented. However, the costs of travel and registration for residents of some countries pose a significant burden and prevent participation in this conference as do issues of expense to the individual. Availability of these scholarships will encourage the exchange of new scientific and clinical information and support the interchange of opinions regarding care and management issues relevant to developmental and behavioral pediatrics among members from a wide variety of countries and diverse communities. Support directed to this fund will be awarded on an annual basis to any qualified member applicant who applies to the Society to travel to an annual meeting.

SDBP Endowment Fund
The annual operating budget is tightly planned and managed to predict for variations in membership, meeting attendance and unexpected costs. The Endowment Fund would be a protected fund that would be invested and reinvested annually to build up a solid base from which the Society could function in times of fiscal challenge. Support directed to this fund would only be used by decision of the Executive Board in a fiscal emergency.

Help Fund a Fellow to Attend the Research Scholars Symposium at the annual meeting
Although all DBP fellows and psychology trainees must engage in scholarly activities during their advanced training, most trainees often have limited opportunities to present their work in progress and gain feedback in a national multidisciplinary forum outside of their institution. Early participation and attendance at SDBP meetings (where they have opportunities to interact with other trainees and faculty and develop leadership skills) is likely to promote heightened engagement in national DBP activities and the development of future leaders in the field. Your tax deductible donation will help support a new Fellows Symposium. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in member donations towards this symposium. Help make a difference in our future - donate today!




Robert F. Belknap MD, MPH Cohasset MA Nathan J. Blum MD Narberth PA
Bonnie W. Camp MD, PhD Denver CO Anne DeBattista PhD, CPNP, CPMHS Palo Alto CA
Heidi M. Feldman MD, PhD Palo Alto CA Robin L. Hansen MD Sacramento CA
Nancy E. Lanphear MD Vancouver BC Ellen C. Perrin MD Brookline MA
James M. Perrin MD Boston MA Jean C. Smith MD Chapel Hill NC


Andrew Adesman MD Lake Success NY Karen C. Bresnahan MD Boston MA
Carolyn Bridgemohan MD Boston MA Dennis Drotar PhD Brookline MA
John C. Duby MD, FAAP, CPE Dayton OH Viren D’Sa MD Attleboro MA
Rebecca Hazen PhD Cleveland Heights OH Michelle M. Macias MD Charleston SC
Sarah Nyp MD Shawnee KS Michael E. Reichel MD, MPH Greenville NC
Adrian D. Sandler MD Asheville NC David J. Schonfeld MD Los Angeles CA
Terry Stancin PhD Cleveland OH Franklin Trimm MD Mobile AL
Paul Wang MD Madison CT Carol Weitzman MD Woodbridge CT


Brad D. Berman MD Walnut Creek CA Gregory Blaschke MD, MPH, FAAP Portland OR
Eugenia Chan MD, MPH Boston MA Paul H. Dworkin MD Hartford CT
Pamela C. High MD, MS Providence RI Jack M. Levine MD Great Neck NY
Alan Mendelsohn MD New York NY Robert D. Needlman MD Pepper Pike OH
Leonard A. Rappaport MD, MS Boston MA Nancy J. Roizen MD Shaker Hts OH
Martin T. Stein MD La Jolla CA Nicole Tartaglia MD Aurora CO


Robin Adair MD Fairport NY Tahira Adelekan MD Dayton OH
Nidia Alduncin MD San Diego CA Julia Anixt MD Cincinnati OH
Melissa Armstrong-Brine PhD Cleveland OH Marilyn C. Augustyn MD Somerville MA
Glen P. Aylward PhD Springfield IL William J. Barbaresi MD Boston MA
Ronald G. Barr MDCM Vancouver BC Nerissa S. Bauer MD, MPH Indianapolis IN
Anna H. Baumgaertel MD, FAAP Bala Cynwyd PA Blanche Benenson MD Bronx NY
Susan P. Berger PhD Chicago IL Carol D. Berkowitz MD Torrance CA
Jerome M. Blake MD Sioux Falls SD Robin K. Blitz MD Phoenix AZ
Denise Bothe MD Willoughby Hills OH Lauren Boyd MD Maywood IL
Kathleen Braden MD Charlestown MA Dana Brazdziunas MD Downers Grove IL
Gray Buchanan PhD Simpsonville SC Sharon Burey MD Tecumseh ON
Elizabeth B. Caronna MD Waban MA David O Childers, Jr. MD, FAAP Jacksonville FL
Michael Ching MD, MPH Honolulu HI Mark Cohen MD, FAAP Santa Clara CA
Alma Patricia Del Angel MD, FAAP San Antonio TX Irene Cihon Dietz MD Shaker Heights OH
Suzanne D. Dixon MD, MPH San Diego CA Benard P. Dreyer MD New York NY
Kathryn A. Ellerbeck MD, MPH Kansas City KS Cynthia R. Ellis MD Omaha NE
Marilisa Elrod MD, PhD Chesapeake VA Candace J. Erickson MD, MPH New York NY
Marianne E. Felice MD Worcester MA Jessica E.A. Foster MD Hudson OH
Lois Freisleben-Cook MD Arcata CA Sandra L. Friedman MD Aurora CO
Tanya Froehlich MD Cincinnati OH Ana Catarina Garnecho MD Providence RI
Carol B. Garrison MD Kansas City MO Frances P. Glascoe PhD Knoxville TN
Linda S. Grossman MD Towson MD Randi J. Hagerman MD Sacramento CA
Laura Hans MD Vallejo CA Elizabeth Harstad MD Winchester MA
Martin T. Hoffman MD Springville NY Barbara J. Howard MD Baltimore MD
Kris Kazlauskas MD, MPH Escondido CA Robert Keder MD Farmington CT
Desmond P. Kelly MD Greenville SC Daniel B. Kessler MD Phoenix AZ
Irene Koolwijk MD, MPH Los Angeles CA Damon R. Korb MD Los Gatos CA
Maureen Kruskal MD Newton MA Ave M Lachiewicz MD Chapel Hill NC
Diane L. Langkamp MD Akron OH Michele Laverdiere MD New York NY
Marc A. Lerner MD Santa Ana CA Diane Liebe MD, FAAP Yakima WA
Christopher Lind-White MD, MPH Nicasio CA Lynn R. Liston M.S.Ed Belvidere IL
Irene Loe MD San Francisco CA Orawan Louthrenoo MD Chiang Mai
Aparna Mallik MD Montclair NJ Susanne P. Martin Herz MD, PhD Oakland CA
Patricia M. McGuire MD, FAAP Eau Claire WI Robyn Mehlenbeck PhD Fairfax VA
Raun Melmed MD Scottsdale AZ Maria Mendoza MD Louisville KY
Monica R. Meyer MD Woodstock NY Karen J. Miller MD Boston MA
William L Mize MD Galveston TX Abraham Moskow MD Barnwell SC
Britt Nielsen PsyD Cleveland OH Jeffrey K. Okamoto MD Honolulu HI
Karen Olness MD Kenyon MN David O’Banion MD Atlanta GA
Lee M. Pachter DO Elkins Park PA Janet Patterson MD Springfield IL
Randall A. Phelps MD, PhD Eugene OR Lisa Prock MD, MPH Wellesley MA
Charles Ralston MD Murray UT Sajani Raman MD Staten Island NY
Desiree Rodgers MD Fresno CA Karen L. Rogers MD Lubbock TX
Maris Dobrow Rosenberg MD Roslyn Heights NY Christina Sakai MD Newton MA
Nina Sand-Loud MD Lebanon NH Daniel G. Shapiro MD Rockville MD
Lisa Spector MD Kansas City MO Annelise Spees MD, FAAP Colorado Springs CO
Gopal Srinivasan MD Willowbrook IL George S. Starr MD Dewitt NY
Harriette Lynn Starr MD Philadelphia PA Kimberlly L. Stringer MD, MPH Madison MS
Raymond A. Sturner MD Baltimore MD Meera Sukumaran MBBS Fremont CA
Stephen B. Sulkes MD, FAAP Rochester NY J. Lane Tanner MD San Francisco CA
James P. Van Decar MD Niceville FL Grace Villarreal MD Houston TX
Diana R. Wasserman MD Lexington MA Lynn M. Wegner MD Chapel Hill NC
Beth G. Wildman PhD Kent OH Mark L. Wolraich MD Oklahoma City OK
Cynthia Wong MD Los Angeles CA Yvette E. Yatchmink MD, PhD Bristol RI
Larry Yin MD, MSPH Los Angeles CA Michael Zilibowitz MBBCh, FRACP Seaforth
Samuel H. Zinner MD Seattle WA Kimberly Zlomke PhD Mobile AL
Katharine Zuckerman MD, MPH Portland OR Richard A. von Rueden MD Marblehead MA