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The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) named Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH, a pediatrician and worldwide leader in injury prevention, the 2021 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award.

Rivara conducted seminal research that led to the development of community-based bicycle helmet campaigns throughout the world and contributed significantly to firearm safety by developing the science to support evidence-based solutions. He is now looking at interventions to reduce the effects of concussion in youth and is a leader in developing biomarkers to identify those at greatest risk of developing persistent post-concussive symptoms.

Rivara is the Seattle Children’s Guild Association endowed chair in pediatric research, vice chair and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UW School of Medicine and an adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He also practices at Harborview and is a founding leader of the Harborview Injury and Prevention Center at UW in Seattle.

Learn more on the UW Medicine Newsroom.