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Geisinger's Scott M. Myers honored with prestigious national award recognizing advocacy for wellbeing of children

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Jan. 7, 2015


DANVILLE, Pa. – Scott M. Myers, M.D., FAAP, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician specializing in the treatment, research and diagnosis of autism with Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), has been named the 2014 recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award.

The Capute Award has been presented annually by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 2000. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Myers at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition on Oct. 11 in Washington D.C. in recognition of his notable contributions to the health and wellbeing of children with disabilities through service and advocacy at the local, state and national levels.

“It is an honor to receive an award named after Arnold Capute and presented by the AAP Council on Children With Disabilities,” said Dr. Myers. “It is humbling to receive this recognition, and it is something I will cherish and share along with my colleagues at ADMI, without whom, our success and the recognition from AAP would be impossible.”

Dr. Myers, who has devoted his career to the study and treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, is also a past recipient of the Children’s Miracle Achievement Award, a national award presented by the Children’s Miracle Network. He is the 15th recipient of the AAP award named for Arnold J. Capute (1923-2003), who is known as the ‘father’ of developmental pediatrics. 

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