Issue Editor, Robert Block's, point of view and summary of the articles in New Morbidities 2.0

Author Biography

Dr. Robert Block is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and past Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. He is currently serving as the immediate past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Block received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has been a member of the OU College of Medicine faculty since 1975. Dr. Block has been nominated for the Aesculapian teaching award six times and has been awarded the Stanton L Young Master Teacher Award, a University of Oklahoma Presidential Professorship, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Parker J Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award, the Ray Helfer Society Award in recognition of his work in the field of Child Abuse, and the Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was appointed the first Chair of the newly formed subboard on Child Abuse Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics from 2006-2009, and holds Certificate #1 in Child Abuse Pediatrics. Dr. Block is the immediate past President and current Board Chair of the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA).