The late Fred Rogers taught me that, when someone thanks you for your work, gracious acceptance is a reciprocal gift. Many of you know Fred from his television program, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. So, with humility, I thank you for giving me the Job Lewis Smith Award. You have validated my work in community pediatrics. This award not only honors me but hopefully encourages others to pursue the goals that have guided my career as well.

The award is named for Job Lewis Smith. Dr Smith was a 19th-century pediatrician and clinical professor of diseases of children at Bellevue Medical School in New York City. He was a community pediatrician who focused on reducing adverse child health outcomes that were the result of poverty and poor living conditions among working class families. In 1880, he helped form the American Medical Association Section on Pediatrics and, in 1888, was a...

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