It’s an honor

Matheny is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Lawrence T. Taft Award, given to medical staff who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to serving its patient population. They are David F. Howarth, M.D., M.P.H, and Alfred F. Tallia, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Howard, left, and Dr. Tallia, right, were recently presented with the award by Gary E. Eddey, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer at Matheny. Both Drs. Howarth and Tallia are also part of the family medicine staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and members of the faculty at RWJU Medical School.

The late Dr. Lawrence Taft was a member of the Matheny medical staff for 13 years. He helped establish the field of neurodevelopmental pediatrics and, as the first chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at RWJU Medical School, was a founder of the Institute for the Study of Child Development.