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 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 Nancy E Lanphear MD Vancouver BC
Michelle M. Macias MD Charleston SC 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


Marilyn Augustyn MD Somerville MA Rebecca A Baum MD Columbus OH
Gregory Blaschke MD, MPH, FAAP Portland OR Carolyn Bridgemohan MD Boston MA
Eugenia Chan MD,MPH Boston MA Viren D’Sa MD Attleboro MA
Rebecca A. Hazen PhD Cleveland OH Pamela C. High MD,MS Providence RI
Sarah Nyp MD Shawnee KS Michael E. Reichel MD, MPH Greenville NC
Martin T. Stein MD La Jolla CA James P. Van Decar MD Brentwood TN
Carol Weitzman MD Woodbridge CT


Robin Adair MD Fairport NY Susan P. Berger PhD Chicago IL
Brad D. Berman MD Walnut Creek CA Michael Ching MD, MPH Honolulu HI
Irene Cihon Dietz MD Shaker Heights OH Candace J. Erickson MD, MPH New York NY
Robert Keder MD Farmington CT Irene Koolwijk MD,MPH Los Angeles CA
Damon R. Korb MD Los Gatos 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
Nicole Tartaglia MD Aurora CO Mark L. Wolraich MD Nichols Hills OK
Yvette E. Yatchmink MD,PhD Bristol RI Samuel H. Zinner MD Seattle WA


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 Blanche Benenson MD Bronx NY
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 Greenville SC Erica Buhrmann MD Albany CA
Sharon Burey MD Tecumseh ON Elizabeth B. Caronna MD Waban MA
Ayesha Cheema-Hasan MD Abu Dhabi David O Childers, Jr. MD,FAAP Jacksonville FL
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 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 Tanya Froehlich MD Cincinnati OH
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 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 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 Cleveland OH Sai Iyer MD Los Angeles CA
Melanie Johnson PhD Santa Rosa CA 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 Irene Loe MD San Francisco CA
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 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 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 Stephanie Straka DO Hellertown 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 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