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SBU Autism Expert Lauded by Martin Luther King Jr. Commission

Dr. John Pomeroy is the founding director of The Cody Center.

Dr. John Pomeroy, director of The Cody Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, is the recipient of the 2013 Public Service Award from the New York Suffolk County Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the hospital announced Friday.

Pomeroy was honored Friday at a luncheon in Hauppauge. Florence Joyner, chairperson of the luncheon, said: “He has worked tirelessly to develop services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders at Stony Brook and advocated for the local development of school programs and improved clinical services."

Pomeroy serves as an associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at SBU's School of Medicine; he heads the Division of Developmental Disabilities; joined SBU as its first faculty member in the Division of Child Psychiatry; and is the founding director of The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook Children's Long Island Children’s Hospital since 2001.

He is the recipient of the J. Franklin Robinson Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is the author of more than 70 articles, abstracts and book chapters, and has developed

“John has led a rapid expansion of clinical and community services for Autism and developmental disabilities at Stony Brook,” Dr. Margaret McGovern, physician-in-chief at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, said. “Not only is he a leader in his clinical field, he has been an outstanding public servant and advocate for children with autism.”

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