Outstanding women selected for award
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Women in Pediatric Academic Medicine
Committee at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has
announced recipients of the 2011 Outstanding Woman in Pediatric
The recipients are Anne G. Wlodaver, neonatologist with OU
Children's Physicians, and Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulous, of Drexel
University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.
The annual award recognizes a member of the OU College of
Medicine faculty - retired or currently employed - for achievements
in pediatric academic medicine, as well as a national leader in
academic pediatric medicine.
Wlodaver sees patients as part of OU Children's Physicians and is
also a clinical associate professor in the OU College of Medicine
department of pediatrics, section of pediatric neonatal-perinatal
medicine. She has been with the university since 1990. She is board-
certified in general pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Since 2006, Wlodaver has served as the medical director of the
newborn resuscitation service and organized the OU Neonatal
Resuscitation team at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center.
Wlodaver first met Delivoria-Papadopoulous, who became her
mentor, after earning her medical degree in 1977.
Delivoria-Papadopoulos is professor emeritus of pediatrics and
physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
professor of pediatrics, physiology, obstetrics and gynecology at
Drexel University College of Medicine, chief of the division of
neonatal-perinatal medicine and the Ralph Brenner Endowed Chair in
Pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
The awards will be presented at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 during the
Pediatric Grand Rounds at the OU College of Medicine. After the
presentation, Delivoria-Papadopoulos and Wlodaver will present a
career development workshop on Pathways to Success in Academic
-- Staff report
OKC Indian Clinic receives awards
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic tied for the most
awards received by a health care provider at the Government
Performance and Results Act awards meeting.
The White Cloud Health Station in White Cloud, Kan., shared the
top spot with the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic.
The GPRA requires all government agencies to create a five-year
strategic plan, draft an annual performance plan and report on
progress toward long- and short-term goals for better patient
"Reaching and exceeding the exceptional standards set forth by
the GPRA is a constant goal of the clinic staff," said Robyn Sunday-
Allen, CEO of the OKCIC.
The clinic was recognized for patient care provided by large
facilities serving more than 5,000 people in the GPRA population.
The awards presented by GPRA to the clinic include the Physician
Champion Award presented to Daniel Molina; Best Goal Outcome for
diabetes management for controlled blood pressure; Best Goal Outcome
for pap smear program; Best Goal Outcome for mammogram program; and
Best Goal Outcome for adult influenza program (patients over age
Molina was instrumental in developing screening strategies and
laboratory procedures that allowed for more patients to get the
services they needed. He also helped implement an innovative
scheduling model that streamlines patient care for better customer
The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic staff cares for more than 16,000
patients from more than 220 federally recognized tribes every year.
-- Staff report
OSU Medical Center appoints chair
TULSA - Gary Badzinski has been appointed chair of the
cardiovascular service line by the Oklahoma State University Medical
The service line implements and monitors the performance
improvement initiatives of the department. Badzinski is a board-
certified cardiologist. …