Expert in pediatric neuropathology to receive OAA

Portrait of Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams, M.D.

Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams, M.D. (Photo: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams, M.D., Medical School Class of 1957, has been named a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

A pioneer in pediatric neuropathology and an early expert in shaken baby syndrome, Rorke-Adams is internationally recognized for her research on children’s neurological disorders, infant brain development, and non-accidental trauma in children. She is an influential teacher and role model who inspired a generation of physicians, scientists, and educators to seek better treatments and cures for children suffering from devastating neurological diseases. 

Rorke-Adams received the award, among the University’s highest honors, on November 1 in Philadelphia.  

Learn more about Rorke-Adams' career and achievements at

Published on October 18, 2017