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AAP Special Achievement Awards

AAP Special Achievement Awards are recommended by chapter leadership based on a chapter's activities in areas such as membership, education, advocacy, and quality improvement. Minnesota Chapter Special Achievement awards were given to the following Minnesota pediatricians based on their focused efforts for the following activities. 


  • Larry Eisinger, MD, of Fergus Falls- nominated “for promotion and advocacy of rural pediatric care, proactive community education and media relations with local newspapers on behalf of improved pediatric immunizations.” 
  • Ted Jewett, MD, FAAP - nominated “for his leadership as the Minnesota  PROS liaison to AAP for the past 10 years.”  


  • Brian Lynch, MD of Rochester- for his leadership as CATCH liaison for Minnesota
  • Tom Scott, MD of Minneapolis- for his work to advanc bullying prevention legislation and the Marriage Equity amendment  


  • Gordy Harvieux, MD of Duluth - for leadership in implementing Medical Home/Health Care Home in Minnesota and whose clinic was the first pediatric clinic certified as a MN Health Care Home. Dr. Harvieux provided medical home training to over 300 clinic staff/physicians on health care home implementation in Minnesota and nationally.
  • Andrew Olson, MD of Minneapolis - for leadership in implementing a medical student and resident abstract competition at the chapter level including significant outreach to medical students.


  • Nancy Monaghan-Beery Beery, MD of Duluth - for coordinating the first 5K run/walk  in 2007 as a way to raise awareness of childhood obesity in her community. Little did she know that the Duluth Harvest Run, as it would be known, would grow to involve hundreds of families from the area and raise thousands of dollars for children’s health services. 
  • Susan Berry, MD of Minneapolis - for her leadership in coordinating a Minnesota newborn screening advocacy collaboration with professional and national parents groups over the past five years.
  • Weining Hu, MD, PhD - for her involvement in a community engagement obesity prevention program, named BLEND, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.