The Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) hosted its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Birmingham, Alabama. Cason Benton, M.D., Academic General Pediatrics, and Ed Colvin, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology, were among those honored.

RaulersonAward2019Pictured: Drs. Marsha Raulerson and Cason BentonDr. Benton received the Marsha Raulerson Advocacy Award. This award recognizes service to children through dedication to better policies for improved child health. The award is named in honor of Marsha Raulerson, M.D., FAAP, of Brewton, who has worked tirelessly for children in Alabama during her more than 30 years of practicing community pediatrics through consistent and effective advocacy for children’s programs and policies at the local, state and national levels. Dr. Benton states, “It is both an honor and humbling to receive an award named for Dr. Raulerson, one of my pediatric heroes. I hope to continue in her footsteps.” 

WallaceClydeAward2019Pictured: Drs. Sergio Stagno and Ed ColvinDr. Colvin received the Wallace Alexander Clyde Distinguished Service Award. "To have my name on a list with the previous recipients, my teachers and heroes, my esteemed colleagues with whom I have shared patients over the years, is a great honor," said Dr. Colvin. "I am proud to be a member of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I’m extremely proud that the Children’s Hospital, started by pediatricians, supported by the University, and the community, has grown to be such a fabulous resource for the children of our state and the region."