Support the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Foundation for Children's Health and Nutrition

The William F. Balistreri, MD Prize for Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Donate to Support Children's Digestive Health

Your donation will help support the NASPGHAN Foundation and its Digestive Health for Life initiatives. Your support will enable the Foundation to fund research which will provide insights into diagnosis and treatment of pediatric digestive disorders. Public awareness campaigns provide education and information for children and adolescents affected by digestive and nutritional disorders.

Many digestive diseases start in childhood and progress into adulthood. Left untreated, they can cause lifelong problems and major, long-term adverse health consequences. Digestive Health for Life campaigns are aimed at changing adult and pediatric health outcomes by promoting early detection and intervention in childhood.

To donate by mail, please make the check payable to: NASPGHAN Foundation and mail it to:
NASPGHAN Foundation
PO Box 6, Flourtown, PA, 19031

Please let us know if the donation is in honor of anyone and where acknowledgement should be sent.


The William F. Balistreri, MD Prize for Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

This year we ask your support for a very special initiative. The NASPGHAN Foundation has committed to endow an award recognizing the many contributions of Dr. William Balistreri, to NASPGHAN and the entire field of academic pediatrics.

Every generation has its exceptional leaders; those individuals who transcend the norm, and make an indelible impact on their profession. Bill Balistreri is such an individual. Bill has stood for excellence in clinical care, education, and research. He has contributed more than 500 scholarly works to our field. The effect he has had in the course of his career has been profound; whether on a local level with his patients and families and the countless numbers of trainees and colleagues whose careers he has influenced, or on a national stage in the leadership roles in which he has shaped the fields of pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

For the past six years, Dr. Balistreri has led the NASPGHAN Foundation as its President with the same zeal, passion and wisdom that have defined his career for three decades. He has also served as NASPGHAN President and editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastorenterology and Nutrition.

In honor of this extraordinary devotion to pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition, and to NASPGHAN, we are pleased to introduce the William F. Balistreri, MD Prize for Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This award will recognize outstanding achievement in an area relevant to our field to be bestowed at the annual NASPGHAN meeting.

Teri Li Award in Education

This $500 award to recognize novel and/or extensive educational efforts in pediatric GI for a junior faculty (within 10 years of fellowship). As a Montessori teacher, Teri’s lifelong passion was education. This has been endorsed by the NASPGHAN leadership.

The clinician-educator pathway is currently the most commonly chosen career track amongst GI fellows and junior faculty. There are currently no recognition awards to support novel or extensive efforts in pediatric GI education. By providing recognition, such an award could help further a young faculty member’s a career as a clinician-educator.

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