Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, LDI Senior Fellow, Director, TraumaLink, at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, received the Judson Daland award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Patient-Awarded Clinical Research from the American Philosophical Society at the Annual Spring Meeting, April 24-26, 2003. The award was given "in recognition of her work on the Biomedical and Psychological Foundation of Pediatric Trauma Prevention and Treatment." This is an important step in the recognition of the importance of pediatric injury science in that this award was a national competition across all topics in medical research for adults and for children.

The American Philosophical Society, this country's first learned society, has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years. Launched by Benjamin Franklin in 1743 to pursue equally "all philosophical Experiments that let Light into the Nature of Things, tend to increase the Power of Man over Matter, and multiply the Conveniencies or Pleasures of Life, " the American Philosophical Society now has over 700 members around the world, though 85% of the membership resides in the United States. In the course of the twentieth century, over 200 members of the Society have received the Nobel Prize. http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/