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In April of 2017, Davies completed a 6-year term on the “Red Book” Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics. During his service, he was appointed as the “Ebola Czar” representing the committee and updating them on activities related to Ebola. He led the development of statements on infectious complications of biologic response modifiers, sports related infections, parental presence during outbreaks of Ebola and contributed to several other statements, writing of Red Book Chapters and an AAP Newsletter related to Ebola. He now serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the HHS funded UNMC National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness: Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center at UNMC. He has previously served a five-year term as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Centers for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta), on the NIH (NIAID) Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MIDB) Study Section on training grants, and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs. Davies is also Past Chair of the Pediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada and has served on the Canadian Pediatric Society Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee and Health Canada’s Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel.
Davies has received numerous prestigious awards during his career for his research, teaching and mentorship including the Mo-Watanabe Distinguished Faculty Award at the University of Calgary (twice) and the William B. Weil Jr. Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award of the College of Human Medicine at MSU. He has been consistently recognized as a member of the Best Doctors of America since 2006, is a Fellow of both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honors Society.
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