R. Rodney Howell, MD, FAAP, FACMG

Title: Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics, Emeritus
Company: University of Miami
Location:  Coconut Grove, Florida, United States


  • American Academy Pediatrics (AAP) (genetics committee)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow
  • American College of Medical Genetics (board of directors, treasurer, 1995-1996) (president-elect, 1997-1998) (president, 1999-2000) (former president, 2001-2002) (member foundation, 2003) (president 2006-2010)
  • American Medical Association (House of Delegates,1998)
  • American Pediatrics Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Society of Neonatal Screening
  • Plymouth Church Foundation, Coconut Grove, Florida (board of directors, 2003-2005)
  • Cosmos Club, Washington
  • John T. Macdonald Foundation, Coral Gables, Florida (Board, 2003-Present)
  • Florida Medical Association (FMA)
  • Houston Pediatrics Society (president, 1978-1979)
  • International Society of Neonatal Screening (president, 2016-2019) (council, 2019)
  • Jackson Laboratory Bar Harbor, Maine (trustee, 1985-2003)
  • Miami Pediatrics Society
  • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) (chairman ethical, social and legal issues revision group, 1996-2003)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (National Advisory Council)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Society for Pediatrics Research
  • Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (president, 1981)
  • Texas Medical Association
  • The Rip Van Winkle Foundation, Claverack, New York (chairman of the board, 2021) (director, 1987-1992) (president, 1992)
  • US Public Health Service (USPHS) (served to senior surgeon, 1960-1964)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Game Changer Award, Davidson College (2020)
  • Recipient, Guthrie Achievement Award, International Society of Neonatal Screening (2020)
  • Recipient, Michael Watson Innovation Achievement Award, American College of Genetics and Genomics, (2020)
  • Named, One of 30 Rare Diseases Heroes, US Food and Drug Administration (2013)
  • Recipient, March Dimes Colonel Harland Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American College Medical Genetics Foundation (2012)
  • Recipient, Birdsong Lecturer Award, University Virginia (2012)
  • Recipient, Butterfield Lecturer Award, NICHD, University Colorado (2009)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Duke Medical School (2007)
  • Named, Jimmy Simon Honorary Lecturer, Wake Forest University (2005)
  • Klauber Lectureship, Greenwood Genetic Center (2004)
  • Scholar, Joseph P. Kennedy Junior Senior Research in Mental Retardation (1965-1972)
  • Contributor of articles to professional journals

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