A founding member of the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care, Mike Moran MD was a phenomenal educator who took every opportunity to guide colleagues and trainees in patient care. Throughout his career, he was dedicated to continued improvement of pediatric health care. Embracing evidence-based practice, Dr. Moran often catalyzed new innovations to improve quality and efficiency of patient care in the pediatric acute care setting.
The Mike Moran Scholar Award is presented annually to a pediatric resident, fellow training in, or recent graduate of, the field of pediatric urgent care (MD/DO, NP, PA) with the goal of enhancing clinical research within the specialty.
Call for Eligible Abstracts
Submissions for the 2023 Mike Moran Scholar Award are now open through the 9th Annual Conference Call for Abstracts. Abstract topics must be within the field of pediatric urgent care. Eligible applicants include pediatric residents or fellows in training in pediatric urgent care.
The recipient of the award is chosen by the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care Awards Committee.
During a virtual conference year, Mike Moran Scholar Award recipients receive:
- Award plaque
- Recognition on the SPUC website
- Waived conference registration
- $500 stipend
- Oral presentation of their scholarly product during SPUC’s 9th Annual Conference
SPUC’s President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are ineligible for consideration.
The 2022 winner of the Mike Moran Scholar Award is Leslie Lopez FNP-C MSN RN CPN with her presentation, ‘Fracture Care In the Urgent Care’
After spending eight years working within the chemistry field for medical devices, Ms. Lopez decided to follow her passion of helping others and returned to school to be a nurse, with the intent of working in pediatrics and eventually obtaining her NP degree. She has spent the past 10 years working in pediatrics in various roles from bedside nurse to currently as an NP within Dayton Children’s. Ms. Lopez and her husband have two wonderful children, and they love to travel as a family and sports.
Contributions to the Mike Moran Scholar Award
Your contribution enables the Society to further its education and research mission of establishing standards for high quality, unscheduled pediatric care outside of the emergency department setting in collaboration with the Medical Home. Please donate today in memory of Dr. Moran and his spirit of supporting SPUC’s early career researchers.
Joining or renewing at the Founders Circle level includes a contribution to the award and is a convenient way to establish an ongoing gift. 100% of current officers and board members have pledged to support this award. We ask everybody to be as generous as possible for this worthy cause. SPUC members also have an opportunity to make regular contributions when they renew their annual membership dues.
SPUC will provide an acknowledgement letter to each donor. SPUC is a 501(c)6 organization, FEIN #46-4457008. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions under IRC 170.