News/Events: 2008 TNAAP Awards

TNAAP’s Annual Awards were given at a fundraising event held on Saturday, September 6, 2008, at Fisk University in Nashville.  A record crowd of over 150 people attended the awards reception where seven remarkable pediatricians were recognized for their demonstration of Excellence in Pediatrics.

Pediatrician of the Year: 
Elizabeth P. Pierce, M.D., Nashville

Senior Pediatricians of the Year: 
James W. Wall, M.D., Knoxville, and Minnie R. Vance, M.D., Chattanooga

Special Achievement Awards: 
Margreete G. Johnston, M.D., Nashville, for recognition of work promoting breastfeeding
Jessica B. Tuberty, M.D., Johnson City, for recognition of service to our oral heath grant
Michael D. Warren M.D., Nashville, for recognition of work with pediatric residents, legislative issues, and state government

Friend of Children Award: 
Jeanne James, M.D., Nashville, for recognition of work in state government on behalf of Tennessee’s children


Award recipients from left to right: Dr James W. Wall, Dr. Minnie R. Vance, Dr. Elizabeth P. Pierce, Dr. Jeanne James, Dr. Margreete G. Johnston, Dr. Jessica B. Tuberty, Dr. Michael D. Warren (Photo by Lee Wilson, Graphwit Consulting).

The awards event was emceed by Eddie Hamilton, MD, TNAAP's Vice President and a member of the Board of Trustees at Fisk.  The festive evening of hors d'oeuvres and cocktails was the perfect setting to honor the contributions of our 2008 award recipients.  Tearful congratulations and heart-felt appreciation filled the historic Appleton Room in Jubliee Hall where we celebrated the contributions of our honorees. 

The evening could not have happened without the generous support of our sponsors including: A Matter of Taste Fine Catering, Fast Track Catering, Lee Wilson of Graphwit Consulting, Hotel Indigo Nashville, Kroger, OfficeMax, OfficeMax ImPress, Smoothie King, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc., SUBWAY, The HoneyBaked Ham Company, Yazoo Brewing Company. 

Please take the time to nominate a pediatrician next year whom you believe exemplifies excellence in pediatrics.  You can nominate someone at any time!