PROTECT Co-Director José Cordero Receives 2021 Arnold J. Capute Award
PROTECT co-director and Human Subjects and Sampling Core Leader José Cordero has been awarded the 2021 Arnold J. Capute Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities. Dr. Cordero was honored in a ceremony held by the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities on Tuesday, October 14, 2021.
A trained pediatrician who has gone on to work at the CDC and co-direct PROTECT and CRECE, Dr. Cordero has spent his career working to improve the health and lives of children. PROTECT researcher and pediatrician Dr. Gredia Huerta-Montanez highlighted this in her remarks delivered at Tuesday’s ceremony. “We can unequivocally state that the lives of reproductive-age and pregnant women, children, and their families have changed for the better thanks to the work of Dr. Cordero,” said Dr. Huerta-Montanez, adding, “we can say scores of medical and public health professionals have enriched their education and pursued professional opportunities thanks to the teaching vocation, mentorship, and leadership of Dr. Cordero.”
The Arnold J. Capute Award is given out every year in recognition of one AAP Fellow whose work makes a notable contribution to the health and well-being of children with disabilities through service or advocacy at the local, state, or national level. The award is named after Arnold J. Capute, who focused specifically on children with developmental disorders in his pediatric research and treatment and is recognized as the father of developmental pediatrics.
Congratulations, Dr. Cordero!