GREENWOOD, SC – The South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) honored Dr. Robert Saul of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) with the Special Achievement Award at their annual meeting this summer.
The award recognizes Saul for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the Academy, as well as for his many contributions to the chapter and to the AAP Committee on Genetics.
Saul was selected for the award by past SC Chapter President, Dr. Greta Harper, a pediatric intensivist in Columbia.
“Dr. Saul is dedicated to not only providing the highest quality of care for his patients here at GGC, but in advancing the field of genetics nationwide,” said Dr. Steve Skinner, GGC Director. “His active involvement in AAP activities has helped to bring issues of genetics and genomics to the forefront of pediatric medicine.”
Saul has been actively involved in the AAP in many leadership roles including work with the Academy’s Section on Birth Defects and Genetics, Committee on Genetics (of which he is currently chair), Quality Improvement Innovation Network for Newborn Screening, Strategic Planning Group on Epigenetics, editing the Academy’s Genetics Handbook, and his role as AAP liaison to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Committee on Genetics. Last year Saul was named as co-director of an AAP grant to enhance the delivery of genetic-based services in the primary care setting.
About Greenwood Genetic Center
The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization advancing the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects. At its home campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a talented team of physicians and scientists provides clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics. GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goal of developing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve. GGC extends its reach as a resource to all residents of South Carolina with satellite offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. For more information about GGC please visit www.ggc.org.
About the SC Chapter of the AAP
The South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization that works toward establishing a safe environment for children, promotes the availability of universal vaccine, promotes health care access and financial reform of the health care system, promotes family support and a nurturing environment, and is an advocate for children's needs.