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David Kimberlin Receives 2022 Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award

November 11, 2022

David Kimberlin, MD, co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and principal investigator of the Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC), has received the 2022 Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

This award—the highest recognition of the PIDS—is given to a pediatrician who has made significant contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Kimberlin is honored for his extensive work, including serving as the PIDS president from 2013-2015, leading the CPIC, serving as editor of the Red Book, and publishing numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and medical textbooks.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society,” said Dr. Kimberlin. “I have loved working in this field for the past 30 years, and throughout these decades have learned so much from my colleagues in both the clinical and research settings. It is a privilege to collaborate with them in advancing the care of our patients.”

Congratulations, Dr. Kimberlin!

Read the full announcement from the PIDS.



The Congenital and Perinatal Infections Consortium (CPIC) is part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) through its Division of Rare Diseases Research Innovation (DRDRI). CPIC is funded under grant number U54AI150225 as a collaboration between NCATS and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).