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Department of Pediatrics

Reba Michels Hill Lectureship

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The Reba Michels Hill Lectureship is an annual conference which recognizes Dr. Hill's compassionate commitment to education, patient care, research, and family. It is sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and provided by the Section of Neonatology.

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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

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John Zupancic, M.D., MS, ScD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Immediate past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics

Presentation: Alchemy 101: Transforming Quality into Dollars into Quality

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Dr. John Zupancic will host the 19th annual Reba Hill Memorial Conference and Awards Presentation
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Dr. Zupancic is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Chief of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research and consulting work seeks to improve the efficiency with which scarce resources are used in improving the health of children, and in particular, newborns. He has focused on performing and improving the validity of economic evaluations alongside neonatal clinical trials and on the use of computer modeling to determine best practice when evidence is currently lacking or where empirical studies are infeasible. He is also involved in various epidemiologic and health services investigations, including the Neonatology Canon Project, a large-scale systematic review of all randomized controlled trials in neonatology over a twenty-five year period.

Dr. Zupancic is the immediate past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics, and has served as leader of the Value Initiative for the Vermont Oxford Network’s Neonatal Intensive Care Quality Improvement Collaborative and. His teaching and mentorship of fellows has been recognized locally through the Merton R. Bernfield Mentoring Award, awarded by the Harvard neonatology fellows, and nationally through the John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award, awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Accreditation/Credit Designation

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Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children's Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Reba Michels Hill, M.D., FAAP
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Reba Michels Hill, M.D., FAAP, was a full-time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine for 34 years. She held the rank of professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and was a leader in the perinatal health profession.

Dr. Hill was one of the first neonatologists in Houston, served as Chief of Newborn Research at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and was president of the Houston Pediatric Society and the Texas Pediatric Society. A dedicated teacher and excellent clinician, Dr. Hill also was an accomplished researcher and the author of numerous medical articles and of the first statement and instructions on breastfeeding published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also received numerous awards including the Outstanding Alumni Award from Baylor College of Medicine, the Sidney Kaliska Award of Merit from the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Perinatal Health Care Award from the Texas Perinatal Association.

Dr. Hill's compassionate commitment to education, patient care, research and family are recognized with this lectureship each year.