Nathan Kuppermann, associate professor and research director for the Division of Emergency Medicine, was recently elected a member of the Society for Pediatric Research. Established in 1929, the Society provides a forum for physicians and researchers engaged in the study of diseases of infancy and childhood to exchange ideas and further develop their careers. It is affiliated with the American Pediatric Society, which publishes the journal Pediatric Research.
A faculty member since 1995, Kuppermann focuses his research on three main areas: infectious emergencies in children, the laboratory and radiographic evaluation of pediatric trauma patients, and pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral edema. He chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee for 4 years, until 2000. In 1996, he received the Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Research Award from the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine. He has lectured widely on emergency evaluation of febrile children and treatment of pediatric bacterial infections, and he has received several teaching awards since his appointment at UC Davis including the Division of Emergency Medicine Clinical and Academic Teacher of the Year Awards, The Department of Pediatrics Role Model Award, and in 1998 the Outstanding Faculty Clinical Instructor Award from the UC Davis School of Medicine.
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