The North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) has awarded the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, with two of its pediatric industry awards for 2020. The awards were presented during the NCPeds Virtual Annual Meeting on Aug. 15, 2020.
Laura Gerald, MD, MPH was honored with the David T. Tayloe Sr. Award for Outstanding Community Service, which is given to a pediatrician who has made exceptional contributions in her/his local community or statewide, and that may include efforts beyond the practice setting.
“Dr. Gerald has redefined a ‘community pediatrician,’ for all of us,” said Peter Morris, MD, M.Div., MPH, FAAP, and former President of NCPeds. “In her career, Dr. Gerald has promoted community health in public health as State Health Director, in social justice, chairing the Task Force that recommended state compensation for persons involuntarily sterilized for decades, and in philanthropy, leading the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund and now the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust all the while for many years commuting home to rural Robeson County to be a pediatrician as time allowed.”
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