The Millie and Richard Brock Lecture in Pediatrics

The Brock Lecture in Pediatrics was established by Millie and Richard Brock in 1995 on the 100th anniversary of the Academy Section on Pediatrics. The Award sponsors a nationally recognized leader in pediatrics to receive the Brock Award for distinguished contributions to pediatrics and deliver the annual Brock Lecture. The Brock Lecture held at the Academy must address issues concerned with providing care for underserved children. 



Benard Dreyer, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
NYU Langone Health
Academy Lecture: “Health of Immigrant Children and the Reasons Behind the Failure of Service Systems”

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine & Population Health
NYU School of Medicine.
Academy Lecture: “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: A Costly Public Health Threat to Children’s Health with Opportunities for Policy Prevention”


Jan Blacher, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, and Founding Director of the SEARCH Family Autism Research Center University of California at Riverside, California
Academy Lecture: “The Collateral Effects of Autism on Families: Why Professionals Should Care” 


Stephen R. Cook, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Rochester Medical Center 
Academy Lecture: "Community Strategies for Childhood Obesity: A Five-Year Experience" 
Visiting Professorship: Cohen Children's Medical Center, of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Center (Spring of 2013)


Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH

Associate Executive Director American Academy of Pediatrics
Academy Lecture: "Children and Tobacco 2010: Who is Winning?" 
Visiting Professorship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center


Mark W. Kline, MD 

Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Retrovirology at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital
Academy Lecture: "Pediatric AIDS: Worlds Apart"
Visiting Professorship: Weill Cornell Medical Center


Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Director of General Pediatrics, the Judith and Charles Ginsburg Chair in Pediatrics, and the Director of the Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Academy Lecture: "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in US Children’s Health and Healthcare: How We Can Level the Playing Field"
Visiting Professorship: New York University School of Medicine

No award given

John M. Leventhal, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine Medical Director for Child Abuse Programs, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Academy Lecture: "Child Maltreatment: Can America Stop Hurting its Children?"
Visiting Professorship: St. Barnabas Hospital


Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Foster Care Pediatrics Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester
Academy Lecture: "Wellness Outcomes of Maltreated Children: An Oxymoron"
Visiting Professorship: New York University School of Medicine

No award given

Samuel Broder, MD

Chief Medical Officer Celera Genomics
Academy Lecture: "Implications of the Human Genome in Human Biology, Medicine and Social Policy"


Otis W. Brawley, MD

Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Academy Lecture: "Social Deprivation in Childhood and Life Long Health Habits"
Visiting Professorship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Paul H. Wise, MD

Director, Social & Health Policy Research Boston University School of Medicine
Academy Lecture: "Child Beauty, Modern Medicine, and the Devaluation of Women"
Visiting Professorship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Abraham B. Bergman, MD

Chief of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center
Academy Lecture: "Effectiveness in Child Advocacy"
Visiting Professorship: Montefiore Medical Center


Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD

William Buchanan Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Academy Lecture: "What Else Is Out There? The Challenge of New Infections"
Visiting Professorship: Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Judith Palfrey, MD

Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics Children's Hospital, Boston
Academy Lecture: "Community Child Health"
Visiting Professorship: Maimonides Medical Center


William H. Dietz, Jr., MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Academy Lecture: "Pediatric Obesity and Urban Health: Clinical and Prevention Strategies"
Visiting Professorship: Maimonides Medical Center


Stephen Ludwig, MD

Associate Chair for Medical Education, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Academy Lecture: "Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Common Yet Unrecognized Form of Child Abuse in Pediatric Practice" Visiting Professorship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Gwendolyn Scott, MD*

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine
Academy Lecture: "Pediatric HIV Infection: Prevention, Therapy, & Future Challenges"
Visiting Professorship: New York University School of Medicine

* First recipient of The Millie & Richard Brock Lectureship Visiting Professorship and Lectureship in Pediatrics