Pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital wins International Award

April 24, 2008

Bruce Rubin, M.D., a pediatric pulmonologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital has been awarded the Prix Extraordinaire Award by the International Congress of Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP).
The Prix Extraordinaire or Special CIPP Award is the top recognition by CIPP and has been given out only three former times. The award’s presentation emphasized Rubin’s work over the past 2 decades with pediatric pulmonologists around the world and his use of magic to break down barriers and to teach. Rubin has held magic workshops on 5 continents over the last 10 years plans to give another later this month in Santiago, Chile.
“Bruce’s work has encouraged physicians to break down barriers and attempt to communicate with children of all ages through magic,” said Jon S. Abramson, M.D., chair of pediatrics at Brenner Children’s Hospital. “We are pleased that this international society chose to recognize the high caliber of his work.”
Rubin served as the program committee chair for the CIPP meeting in Lisbon in 2004, as a congress president for the CIPP meeting in Montreal in 2006 and served as past president in for the CIPP meeting in Nice in 2008.

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About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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