The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) is proud to announce its award winners for 2023! The recipients received their awards Sunday, Sept. 3 at a ceremony held during the Future of Pediatric Practice 2023 annual conference, held at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.
THE AUDREY LINCOURT SCHIEBLER, RN, FAAP, AND GEROLD SCHIEBLER, MD, FAAP, ADVOCACY AWARD
The Schiebler Advocacy Award is given annually to a physician who has worked beyond the profession, educated local and state legislators, and diligently advocated to improve the health and welfare of Florida’s children.
Lisa Gwynn, DO, MBA MSPH, FAAP was selected as the 2023 recipient of the FCAAP Audrey Lincourt Schiebler, RN, FAAP, and Gerold Schiebler, MD, FAAP, Advocacy Award! Dr. Gwynn, FCAAP’s Immediate Past President, received the award in recognition of career-long efforts advocating in practice, the media, and the legislature for immigrant health, LGBTQ+ rights, vaccines, school health, vaping cessation, and serving as a mentor for pediatrics trainees and medical students interested in legislative advocacy.
AAP SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The AAP Special Achievement Awards are given to recognize outstanding AAP work of individuals or chapter achievements. Each chapter may identify up to three individual member achievements to be considered for this award. FCAAP recognized the following outstanding members in 2023.
- Lisa Gwynn, DO, MBA MSPH, FAAP, for her unwavering commitment to Florida’s children, advocating for equitable access to vaccines, gender affirming care, and education regardless of socioeconomic status.
- Michael Haller, MD, FAAP, for his dedication and passion to protecting the patient-physician relationship and to preserving access to care for Florida’s gender-dysphoric youth.
- Rana Alissa, MD, FAAP, for her efforts as the FCAAP Wellness Ambassador and her dedication to supporting the overall wellness of pediatric health care providers throughout the state of Florida.
Congratulations to all our award winners for 2023!