Dr. Curran receives advocacy award from Florida chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

John Curran, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, associate vice president for Faculty and Academic Affairs at USF Health, and senior executive associate dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was recently named winner of the 2016 Schiebler Advocacy Award by Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Dr. Curran, who was presented with the award at the group’s recent conference in September, earned the award because of his exceptional work in his profession, for educating local and state legislators, and for diligently advocating to improve the health and welfare of Florida’s children.

The Schiebler Advocacy Award is one of many honors bestowed to Dr. Curran. In April 2016, Dr. Curran was named deputy secretary of Children’s Medical Services (CMS) by the Florida Department of Health. And in November 2015, he was awarded the Frederick A. Reddy, M.D. Memorial Award from the Hillsborough County Medical Association.

The Schiebler Advocacy Award, established in 2013, was established by the Florida Pediatric Foundation to honor the lifetime achievements of Dr. Gerold Schiebler and Audrey Schiebler. For over 50 years their advocacy efforts included the establishment of many programs in Florida including the Guardian Ad Litem, Children’s Medical Services, Poison Control Centers, Child Protection Teams and the Boggy Creek Camp for Children.