Kathy Monroe Honored by Southern Society of Pediatric Research Founders
BIRMINGHAM - Kathy Monroe, MD, was recently recognized by the Southern Society of Pediatric Research (SSPR) with its Founder’s Award. Dr. Monroe was honored as a SSPR member who has made significant contributions to both the health care of children and the activities of the organization. She received her award and presented a summary of her work at the SSPR conference in New Orleans earlier this year.
Monroe is a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the medical director of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s of Alabama. She has earned numerous accolades throughout her medical career. She is medical director of the Pediatric Health Information Line and a member of Children’s Escalation of Care team and co-sponsor for the Residency Research group. She sits on the advisory board for the Southeast Child Safety Institute and the Board of Community Directors for Children’s Patient Health and Safety Information department. In addition, Monroe acquired a Certificate for Patient Safety/Quality Improvement in 2014 from UAB’s Quality Academy, as well as her Master of Science in Patient Safety/Quality Improvement in 2016.
Monroe received her associate degree in science from Walker College in 1984. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, in 1986 from Birmingham-Southern College and her medical degree from UAB.