for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students

Dedicated to the Legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD


The Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics is excited once again to offer the Exploring DBP Program Awards for 2022. This program is a unique opportunity for pediatrics residents, medical students, and second career pediatricians to experience the wide world of the subspecialty of DBP.

Awardees will receive funding to attend the SDBP 2022 annual meeting and join enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary attendees at lectures, poster sessions, and social events. In addition to attending the entire annual meeting, there will be several sessions specifically designed for awardees to learn about the field of DBP (and possibly some pre-meeting virtual components. Awardees will be paired with both a senior DBP faculty member and a current DBP fellow to guide them through the program and to provide mentorship. Awardees will be able to foster relationships with SDBP members in a fun, relaxed environment!

This program is supported by the family of Dr. Nancy Packert Shashaty, an other-centered developmental-behavioral pediatrician who was dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with disabilities. She was successful in this endeavor because of her kindness, empathy, generosity, intelligence, pragmatism, optimism, humor, and ability to interact with people regardless of their station in life, cultural background, ability to comprehend or degree of fear.

WHAT: Attend the 2022 SDBP Annual Meeting and specific program sessions
WHEN: October 21 through October 25 (may include pre-meeting virtual components)
WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

CLICK HERE to APPLY!     Deadline: Sunday July 3, 2022 at 5:00pm eastern

ELIGIBILITY: Pediatric residents and medical students with an interest in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. The program is not available to residents currently in the process of interviewing for fellowships or who have already been matched with a program.

MONETARY SUPPORT PROVIDED: Waived registration fees to attend the SDBP Annual Meeting with targeted DBP Explorer Program Sessions. Partial funding for travel and lodging (this can include funding to cover air travel/ground transportation, and hotel accommodations).

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: In addition to attending the entire Annual Meeting, a suggested schedule will be designed for the awardees who will be paired with a seasoned Developmental-Behavioral pediatrician and a current DBP fellow to guide them through the program. A special networking event to learn about the field of DBP and the application process will also be included, and awardees will be able to foster relationships with SDBP members in a fun and relaxed environment.

APPLICATION: Submission includes: • Applicant CV • Online application form • Verification letter from applicant's program director or supervisor indicating approval for time off to attend the SDBP Meeting.