The award recognizes individuals who have served as exemplary mentors for trainees and junior faculty who have successfully developed investigative careers in the field of child health research.
Devaskar is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in neonatology and pediatrics. At UCLA, she is executive vice chair of the department of pediatrics and director of the Newborn Research Center. She is also program director of the Neonatology Fellowship Training program and the UCLA Child Health Research Career Development program, both funded by the NIH. In addition, she serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatric Research and is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.