James S. Hagood, MD, has been named among 55 child-health leaders across the United States as one of American Pediatric Society’s (APS) newest members for 2021. APS members include individuals who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders, teachers and researchers whose contributions to academic pediatrics have garnered national and international recognition.
Dec 01, 2020
The American Pediatric Society (APS) recently announced 55 of its newest members across the United States who have joined the academic pediatric organization. UNC School of Medicine’s James S. Hagood, MD, Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology and Director of the Rare and Interstitial Lung Disease Program, is one of the newest members to be recognized. APS members include individuals who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders, teachers and researchers whose contributions to academic pediatrics have garnered national and international recognition. Hagood and other new members will be recognized during the APS Presidential Plenary on May 3 at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting.
Hagood, who is a member of the UNC Children’s Research Institute and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute, is an international expert on rare childhood lung diseases with a specialty in chILD (Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease). He has worked extensively with the ChILD Foundation through conducting research and developing educational materials for families. He has been a consultant on national recommendations from the NHLBI (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) regarding the future of research in pediatric respiratory disease and in developing official guidelines of clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of chILD. Hagood’s “Lung Repair Lab” studies the molecular regulation of fibroblast phenotypes in pulmonary fibrotic disease and lung alveolarization.
The American Pediatric Society (APS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1888 as the first pediatric society in North America. The 1,800 plus members within this organization are recognized child health experts of extraordinary achievement who work together in providing a cultivation of excellence in academic pediatrics. The mission of the APS is to shape the future of academic pediatrics through engagement of distinguished child-health leaders to represent the full diversity within the field.