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Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Children give us joy in the present and hope for the future. Here in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics, we make sure that future is as bright as possible for every infant, child and young adult struggling with illness.

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John A. Clements, MD

Professor of Pulmonary Biology (Emeritus), CVRI and Department of Pediatrics

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Dr. John A. Clements is the recipient of the 2008 Pollin Prize in recognition of his seminal contributions to our understanding of how lungs hold air, and to the development of a lifesaving treatment for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in infants. Once this country’s largest contributor to infant mortality, neonatal RDS now causes very few deaths.  Dr. Clements is the Emeritus Julius H. Comroe Jr., Professor of Pulmonary Biology,  emeritus professor of pediatrics, and retired member of the Graduate Program in Biophysics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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Last updated 06-13-2014