Frasier recognized with Helfer Society Award
Dr. Lori Frasier, director of the Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, has been honored for her contributions to the field of child abuse pediatrics with the Helfer Society Award.
Frasier received the award at the society’s annual meeting and awards dinner on April 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Ray E. Helfer Society is an international organization dedicated to treating and preventing child abuse.
Frasier’s professional accomplishments include:
- Current director of Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship program at Penn State Children’s Hospital
- Medical director of Penn State's Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
- Former chair of the American Academic of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect Executive Committee
- Past and current advisory board member for multiple county, state, national, federal agencies, organizations and task forces addressing child maltreatment
“Dr. Frasier’s numerous and diverse accomplishments are a testament to her unfailing and selfless commitment to teaching, to advancing the science of our new subspecialty, and to victims of child maltreatment worldwide,” said Dr. Kent Hymel, a past president of the Helfer Society and a pediatrician at Penn State Children’s Hospital. “I would argue that she has done more than anyone among us to advance an understanding of child abuse pediatrics around the globe.”
“It’s a tremendous honor to get this award because I have been a member of the society since it was established in 2000 and have a great deal of respect for its work,” Frasier said. “I am currently vice president and president-elect but have worked on many committees for the benefit of the society.”
Frasier earned her doctor of medicine degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine before completing her residency in pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center and has been with the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 2013.