March of Dimes President Honored By Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, District of Columbia | Saturday, April 2, 2011

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March of Dimes President Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, (third from left), received the Flame of Hope Award at the twelfth annual Georgetown Pediatrics Gala. The award recognizes individuals who have significantly improved the quality of life of children. Also pictured from Georgetown University Hospital are, (left to right), Siva Subramanian, MD, professor of Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn, chief of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine; David B. Nelson, MD MSc, FAAP, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and chief of Ambulatory Services and Mary M. Hoobler, founder of the Georgetown Pediatrics Gala. Photo by: Leslie E. Kossoff-Nordby.

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