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 Nathan J. Blum MD Narberth PA
Karen Bresnahan MD Boston MA Carolyn Bridgemohan MD Boston MA
Bonnie W. Camp MD, PhD Denver CO Daniel L. Coury MD Columbus OH
Anne DeBattista PhD,CPNP CPMHS Palo Alto CA Benard P. Dreyer MD New York NY
Heidi M. Feldman MD,PhD Palo Alto CA Robin L. Hansen MD Sacramento CA
Pamela C. High MD,MS Providence RI Nancy E Lanphear MD Vancouver BC
Michelle M. Macias MD Charleston SC Sarah Nyp MD Shawnee KS
Ellen C. Perrin MD Brookline MA James M. Perrin MD Boston MA
Leonard A. Rappaport MD,MS Jamaica Plain MA Adrian D Sandler MD Asheville NC
David Schonfeld MD Los Angeles CA Jean C. Smith MD Chapel Hill NC
Terry Stancin PhD Cleveland OH Franklin Trimm MD Mobile AL
Paul Wang MD Madison CT Carol Weitzman MD Woodbridge CT


Marilyn Augustyn MD Somerville MA Rebecca A Baum MD Columbus OH
Brad D. Berman MD Walnut Creek CA Gregory Blaschke MD, MPH, FAAP Portland OR
Eugenia Chan MD,MPH Boston MA Viren D’Sa MD Attleboro MA
Rebecca A. Hazen PhD Cleveland OH Michael E. Reichel MD, MPH Greenville NC
Martin T. Stein MD La Jolla CA James P. Van Decar MD Brentwood TN
Samuel H. Zinner MD Seattle WA


Robin Adair MD Fairport NY Blanche Benenson MD Bronx NY
Susan P. Berger PhD Chicago IL Dana Brazdziunas MD Downers Grove IL
David O Childers, Jr. MD,FAAP Jacksonville FL Michael Ching MD, MPH Honolulu HI
Irene Cihon Dietz MD Shaker Heights OH Candace J. Erickson MD, MPH New York NY
Tanya Froehlich MD Cincinnati OH Robert Keder MD Farmington CT
Irene Koolwijk MD,MPH Los Angeles CA Damon R. Korb MD Los Gatos CA
Irene Loe MD San Francisco CA Alan Mendelsohn MD New York NY
Monica R. Meyer MD Woodstock NY Karen Miller MD Brookline MA
Jeffrey K. Okamoto MD Honolulu HI David O’Banion MD Atlanta GA
Gary Phillips MAS Nemo SD Nancy J. Roizen MD Shaker Hts OH
Christina Sakai MD Boston MA Nicole Tartaglia MD Aurora CO
Mark L. Wolraich MD Nichols Hills OK Yvette E. Yatchmink MD,PhD Bristol RI


Tahira Adelekan MD Centerville OH Andrew Adesman MD Lake Success NY
Lynn K. Aiken PNP, MS Phoenix AZ Nidia Alduncin MD San Diego CA
Abeer Alharbi MD - PHD equ Riyadh Julia Anixt MD Cincinnati OH
David Ansel MD Stanford 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
Ami Bear MD Eugene OR Carol D. Berkowitz MD Torrance CA
Robin K. Blitz MD Phoenix AZ Denise Bothe MD Willoughby Hills OH
Lauren Boyd MD Maywood IL Scott J. Brown MD Portland OR
Gray Buchanan PhD Greenville SC Erica Buhrmann MD Albany CA
Sharon Burey MD Tecumseh ON Elizabeth B. Caronna MD Waban MA
Ayesha Cheema-Hasan MD Abu Dhabi Deborah J. Christiansen MD,FAAP Knoxville TN
Mark Cohen MD, FAAP Santa Clara CA Richard B. Coolman MD, MPH San Jose CA
Meghan Davignon MD El Dorado Hills CA test Degnon MD austin TN
Laura Degnon CAE Rockville MD Alma Patricia Del Angel MD San Antonio TX
Suzanne D. Dixon MD, MPH San Diego CA Bruce Doenecke MD Golden CO
Kathryn A. Ellerbeck MD, MPH Kansas City KS Cynthia R. Ellis MD Omaha NE
Marybeth Ellison MD Durham CT Marilisa Elrod MD,PhD Chesapeake VA
Kathleen Selvaggi Fadden MD Morristown NJ Carol A. Forssell MD Suffolk VA
Jessica Foster MD,MPH Hudson OH Lois Freisleben-Cook MD Sioux Falls SD
Sandra L. Friedman MD Aurora CO Felma J. Fuentes MD, FAAP Bakersfield CA
Jill J. Fussell MD Little Rock AR Regina A. Gargus MD Pensacola FL
Ana Catarina Garnecho MD Providence RI Carol B. Garrison MD Kansas City MO
Frances P. Glascoe PhD Knoxville TN Rachel Goode MD Nashville TN
Scott Governo DNP Asheville NC 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 Kristin Hannibal MD Sewickley PA
Laura Hans MD Greensboro NC 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 Cleveland OH
Sai Iyer MD Los Angeles CA Melanie Johnson PhD Santa Rosa CA
Tim Jordan MD Spokane WA 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 Abigail Kroening MD Rochester NY
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 Cleveland OH
Lynn Liston M.S.Ed Berrien Springs MI Orawan Louthrenoo MD Chiang Mai
Kimberly Macferran MD Midland TX Aparna Mallik MD Montclair NJ
Susanne P. Martin Herz MD,PhD Oakland CA Patricia M. McGuire MD,FAAP Cadott WI
Robyn Mehlenbeck PhD Fairfax VA Raun Melmed MD Scottsdale AZ
Maria Mendoza MD Louisville KY William L Mize MD Galveston TX
Mark Moncino MD Sandy Springs GA Abraham Moskow MD Barnwell SC
Cy Nadler PhD Kansas City MO Robert Needlman MD Pepper Pike OH
Britt Nielsen PsyD Cleveland OH Karen Olness MD Kenyon MN
Lauren O’Connell MD Flint MI Lee M. Pachter DO Elkins Park PA
Janet Patterson MD Springfield IL Randall A. Phelps MD,PhD Eugene OR
Mary E. Pipan MD Swarthmore PA Sallie Porter DNP, PhD Lakewood NJ
Lisa Prock MD,MPH Wellesley MA Charles Ralston MD Murray UT
Sajani Raman MD Staten Island NY Karen Ratliff-Schaub MD Greenville SC
Desiree Rodgers MD Fresno CA Karen L. Rogers MD Lubbock TX
Maris Dobrow Rosenberg MD New York NY 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
Stephanie Straka DO Hellertown PA Kimberlly L. Stringer MD,MPH Hoover AL
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
Renee C. Wachtel MD San Leandro CA Jenna Wallace PsyD Morgantown WV
Lynn M. Wegner MD Chapel Hill NC Beth G. Wildman PhD Kent OH
Carol Wilkinson MD,PhD Boston MA Cynthia Wong MD Los Angeles CA
Jeffrey H Yang MD Los Angeles CA Larry Yin MD, MSPH Los Angeles CA
Elizabeth Young MD Macon GA Julie Youssef DO,MPH Los Altos CA
Michael Zilibowitz MBBCh, FRACP Seaforth Kim Zlomke PhD Mobile AL
Katharine Zuckerman MD,MPH Portland OR Richard A. von Rueden MD Marblehead MA