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Simms/Mann Institute Announces Inaugural $25,000 Whole Child Award

Friday, October 9, 2015

Do you know an outstanding leader in the field of medicine?

The Simms/Mann Institute for Education and Community Development (Simms/Mann Institute) is proud to announce an inaugural $25,000 Whole Child Award to honor a leader in the field of medicine who pursues a whole child approach in caring for children and their families. 

What does it mean to support the development of the whole child?

Science points, undeniably, to the impact of early experiences, environment, and relationships on every aspect of a baby's development, from the physical circuitry of the brain to the potential for lifelong health and emotional growth. In fact, research emplasizes that early brain development is the foundation for human adaptability and resilience. And while the traditional medical model has often looked at the parts versus the whole- e.g. cognition as separate from biology and social development- neuroscience, genetics, and biology offer increasing support for a concept that reaches back millennia: that mind, body, and spirit are inextricably connected and influence one another. The Simms/Mann Institute seeks to honor a medical professional whose practice values and reflects this understanding.

Nomination Criteria: The nominee must be a leader who has worked  with children, parents and families in the area of pediatrics or OB/GYN for at least 10 years.

The nominee must be available to attend the Think Tank. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00PM on October 23, 2015. Winner will be announced at the Simms/Mann Think Tank on November 3, 2015.

>> Nominate here

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