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Dana Johnson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

A huge congratulations to International Adoption Clinic co-founder, Dana Johnson MD, PhD, who was presented with a lifetime achievement award in New York City on April 12, 2012, by Joint Council on International Children's Services (JCICS). Dr. Johnson has made a difference in the lives of thousands of orphaned children worldwide through his pioneering efforts to help establish adoption medicine as a field of practice and his legislative advocacy.

Said current IAC director, Dr. Cindy Howard "We are thrilled that Dana and his work have been recognized with this award. He is a tireless advocate for orphans throughout the world, and we share his passion that every child deserves a family."

View the video made by Emerson Hatch, thanking him for saving her life
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Dana Johnson with Angelique Hatch, co-founder and president of the non-profit
International Child Advocacy Network (ICAN) and member of the board of directors for JCICS.

Johnson Publishes in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Dana Johnson was first author on an article published this week in Archives of Pediatric and Academic Medicine. The article is "Growth and Associations Between Auxology, Caregiving Environment, and Cognition in Socially Deprived Romanian Children Randomized to Foster vs Ongoing Institutional Care".  Link to the short abstract in the journal (institutional or individual access may be required for viewing).

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Measuring Head Circumference

Unique Mental Health Services For Adoptees

Unique mental health services for adoptees, which our Adoption Clinic psychologists provide, was featured in the December 2009 issue of Peds Link, a Fairview Hospitals and Clinics publication. Click here to read the full text of the article. Pictured here our clinical psychologists, Pi Nian Chang, Ph.D., and Maria Kroupina, Ph.D. Adoptees also can be seen by Chris Boys, Ph.D., all of whom have extensive experience working with children who were institutionalized, neglected or who had fetal alcohol exposure.