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Dr. Al Pizzica Scholarship 

Supporting emerging leaders in interdisciplinary care.

Dr. Albert "Al" L. Pizzica was a man of strong convictions. 

He believed in the principles of family-centered care and the importance of the fundamental bond between providers, parents and their children. 

His involvement with the National Perinatal Association (NPA) began early in his career as a neonatologist and continued until his untimely death from cancer in 2013. He served on the Board of Directors for many years and was a past president of the NPA. He was also the recipient of the NPA’s highest award, The Stanley Graven Award for Life Long Contributions to Perinatal Health. 

He recognized the need to support meeting attendance and education through scholarship funding for the next generation of neonatal-perinatal health providers. The scholarship fund was named in his honor to memorialize his many great contributions to the NPA and neonatal-perinatal medicine.

The purpose of the scholarship is to fully fund the cost of registration to the National Perinatal Association’s annual meeting for trainees and students - regardless of discipline within the neonatal/perinatal arena - and encourage future leaders to practice interdisciplinary neonatal-perinatal care.

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2024 Scholars will be notified in February.

If you need assistance email Kristy at

The future is interdisciplinary.

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