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 $10,000 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
The Annual Research Scholars Symposium was introduced in 2014 and has been a huge success. The Symposium takes place just prior to the SDBP Annual Meeting and gives research fellows the opportunity to present their work in progress and gain feedback in a national multidisciplinary forum outside of their institution and also interact with other trainees and faculty and develop leadership skills. SDBP funds the entire 2 day program for all attendees and directly supports the Society's mission of "improving the health and well being of children and their families by supporting interdisciplinary professionals to advance the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics."




Robert F. Belknap MD, MPH Cohasset MA Bonnie W. Camp MD, PhD Denver CO
Daniel L. Coury MD Columbus OH 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 Adrian D Sandler MD Asheville NC
David Schonfeld MD Los Angeles CA Jean C. Smith MD Chapel Hill NC
Franklin Trimm MD Mobile AL


Nathan J. Blum MD Narberth PA Carolyn Bridgemohan MD Boston MA
Rebecca Hazen PhD Cleveland OH Pamela C. High MD,MS Providence RI
Sarah Nyp MD Shawnee KS Michael E. Reichel MD, MPH Greenville NC
Terry Stancin PhD Cleveland OH Martin T. Stein MD La Jolla CA
Paul Wang MD Madison CT Carol Weitzman MD Woodbridge CT


Marilyn C. Augustyn MD Somerville MA Rebecca A Baum MD Columbus OH
Brad D. Berman MD Walnut Creek CA Gregory Blaschke MD, MPH, FAAP Portland OR
Karen Bresnahan MD Boston MA Eugenia Chan MD,MPH Boston MA
Viren D’Sa MD Attleboro MA Irene Koolwijk MD,MPH Los Angeles CA
Damon R. Korb MD Los Gatos CA Monica R. Meyer MD Woodstock NY
Leonard A. Rappaport MD,MS Jamaica Plain MA Nancy J. Roizen MD Shaker Hts OH
Nicole Tartaglia MD Aurora CO James P. Van Decar MD Brentwood TN


Robin Adair MD Fairport NY Tahira Adelekan MD Centerville OH
Andrew Adesman MD Lake Success NY Lynn K. Aiken PNP, MS Phoenix AZ
Nidia Alduncin MD San Diego CA Julia Anixt MD Cincinnati OH
David Ansel MD Moss Beach CA Melissa Armstrong-Brine PhD Cleveland OH
A. Joseph Avni-Singer MD New Haven CT Glen P. Aylward PhD Springfield IL
William J. Barbaresi MD Boston MA Ronald G. Barr MDCM Vancouver BC
Blanche Benenson MD Bronx NY Susan P. Berger PhD Chicago IL
Carol D. Berkowitz MD Torrance CA Robin K. Blitz MD Phoenix AZ
Denise Bothe MD Willoughby Hills OH Lauren Boyd MD Maywood IL
Dana Brazdziunas MD Downers Grove IL Scott J. Brown MD Portland OR
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 Deborah J. Christiansen MD,FAAP Knoxville TN
Mark Cohen MD, FAAP Santa Clara CA Richard B. Coolman MD, MPH San Jose CA
Laura Degnon CAE Rockville MD Alma Patricia Del Angel MD San Antonio TX
Irene Cihon Dietz MD Shaker Heights OH Suzanne D. Dixon MD, MPH San Diego CA
Bruce Doenecke MD Golden CO 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
Carol A. Forssell MD Suffolk VA Jessica Foster MD,MD, MPH Hudson OH
Lois Freisleben-Cook MD Sioux Falls SD Sandra L. Friedman MD Aurora CO
Tanya Froehlich MD Cincinnati OH Felma J. Fuentes MD, FAAP Bakersfield CA
Jill J. Fussell MD Little Rock AR Ana Catarina Garnecho MD Providence RI
Carol B. Garrison MD Kansas City MO Frances P. Glascoe PhD Knoxville TN
Linda Grossman MD BALTIMORE MD Maricela D. Gulbronson MD Corpus Christi TX
Jody Gurtler MA/MS White Heath IL Randi J. Hagerman MD Sacramento CA
Laura Hans MD Vallejo CA Martin T. Hoffman MD Springville NY
Barbara J. Howard MD Baltimore MD Yamini J. Howe MD Lexington MA
Quentin A. Humberd MD Cunningham TN Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis PhD Akron OH
Sai Iyer MD Los Angeles CA Robert Keder MD Farmington CT
Constance H. Keefer MD Cambridge MA Desmond P. Kelly MD Greenville SC
Louise S. Kiessling Fair MD Wakefield RI Jennifer SH Kiing MBBS, FRACP Singapore
Maureen Kruskal MD Newton MA Ave M Lachiewicz MD Chapel Hill NC
Diane Langkamp MD Akron OH Daniel Wilder Larrow MD,FAAP Lexington KY
Michele Laverdiere MD New York NY Marc A. Lerner MD Santa Ana CA
Jack Levine MD Great Neck NY Diane Liebe MD,FAAP Yakima WA
Christopher Lind-White MD, MPH Nicasio CA Catherine Lipman MD Shaker Heights OH
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
Alan Mendelsohn MD New York NY Maria Mendoza MD Louisville KY
Karen Miller MD Brookline MA William L Mize MD Galveston TX
Abraham Moskow MD Barnwell SC Cy Nadler PhD Kansas City MO
Robert Needlman MD Pepper Pike OH Britt Nielsen PsyD Cleveland OH
Jeffrey K. Okamoto MD Honolulu HI Karen Olness MD Kenyon MN
David O’Banion MD Atlanta GA Lauren O’Connell MD Ann Arbor MI
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
Karen Ratliff-Schaub MD Columbus OH Desiree Rodgers MD Fresno CA
Karen L. Rogers MD Lubbock TX Maris Dobrow Rosenberg MD New York NY
Christina Sakai MD Boston MA Nina Sand-Loud MD Lebanon NH
Alyssa Schlenz PhD Charleston SC Lisa Spector MD Orlando FL
Annelise Spees MD,FAAP Colorado Springs CO Stephanie C Spinelli OTR Orlando FL
Adiaha Spinks-Franklin MD,MPH Houston TX Gopal Srinivasan MD Willowbrook IL
George S. Starr MD Dewitt NY H. Lynn Starr MD Philadelphia PA
Kimberlly L. Stringer MD,MPH Madison MS Scott W. Stuart MD, MS Austin TX
Raymond A. Sturner MD Baltimore MD Meera Sukumaran MBBS Fremont CA
Stephen B. Sulkes MD, FAAP Rochester NY Stuart W. Teplin MD Chapel Hill NC
Shruti Tewar MBBS Iowa City IA Lynn M. Wegner MD Chapel Hill NC
Beth G. Wildman PhD Kent OH Carol Wilkinson MD,PhD Boston MA
Mark L. Wolraich MD Oklahoma City OK Cynthia Wong MD Los Angeles CA
Jeffrey H Yang MD Los Angeles CA Yvette E. Yatchmink MD,PhD Bristol RI
Larry Yin MD, MSPH Los Angeles CA Elizabeth Young MD Macon GA
Michael Zilibowitz MBBCh, FRACP Seaforth Samuel H. Zinner MD Seattle WA
Kim Zlomke PhD Mobile AL Katharine Zuckerman MD, MPH Portland OR
Richard A. von Rueden MD Marblehead MA