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Runyan Recipient of Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award



Desmond ​​Runyan, MD, (pictured) professor of pediatrics and executive director of The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, has been notified that he is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award, which is presented annually by the American Psychological Association (APA) to a non-psychologist who has made significant contributions to advocacy on behalf of children, youth, and families.

In addition, Gary Melton, PhD, professor of pediatrics and associate director of community engagement and prevention at The Kempe Center, will be receiving his fourth Distinguished Contribution Award from the APA. Gary, who received an early career award in 1985 from the group, is the first psychologist to be honored with four awards over the course of his career. ​