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The Academy presented its Excellence in Public Service Award to Lawrence A. McAndrews, immediate past president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). Outgoing AAP President O. Marion Burton, M.D., FAAP, presented the award to McAndrews, who is retiring at the end of this year after a decades-long career. He previously served as a liaison to the AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs for NACHRI. He worked with the Academy on many children’s health issues, most recently on the comprehensive lobbying effort for Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education program.