In 2014, the UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics established two awards in honor of the late Dorothy Waffarn, a UC Irvine Health nurse practitioner who was very active in Orange County. The awards were funded by generous donors who contributed to the Dorothy Waffarn Memorial Endowment.
The first award is the Dorothy Waffarn Child Health Traineeship — awards given to both a first-year resident and a second-year resident for educational materials and experiences that give them access to state-of-the-art pediatric health information, enabling them to better treat patients.
The second is the Dorothy Waffarn Child Health Teaching Award — two awards presented to faculty members to pay for materials that allow them to better train the next generation of pediatricians.
Awardees are selected by a committee of faculty members, including the UC Irvine Champions of Child Health Leadership Committee.
For more information, contact Valerie Amador, senior director of development for the Department of Pediatrics, UC Irvine Health Advancement, at 949-824-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.