Dr. Cheyne Receives Award

Dr. Ken Cheyne Receives AAP Award

Dr. Jessie Marks, Dr. Marguerite Oetting, Dr. Ken Cheyne, and Meredith Field

AAP Special Achievement Award

Ken Cheyne, MD, FAAP, received the AAP District VI Special Achievement Award at the 2016 District Meeting held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in August. Dr. Cheyne is a long-term member and former president of the Iowa Chapter of AAP. He has led a series of projects, including the recently completed social media campaign, Iowa Health and Wellness Connection for Teens or iHAWC. While he continues to provide leadership to the Iowa Chapter, he has also taken on leadership role with AAP National and District VI, serving as a member of the Chapter Forum Management Committee.

Dr. Cheyne is Medical Director at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. He
specializes in adolescent medicine, practicing at Blank’s Adolescent Clinic.
The Special Achievement Award selection is made based on a review of all chapter
reports by members of the District Vice Chairpersons (DVC) Committee. They identify
successful chapter projects based on the chapter’s work in the areas of membership,
advocacy, quality improvement and education. The Special Achievement Awards
recognize outstanding AAP work of individuals or chapter achievements.