Bull recognized as White House Transportation Champion of Change

October 15, 2015

In a ceremony at the White House on Oct. 13, Marilyn Bull, M.D., was recognized as a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change for her work and innovation with child safety seats, specifically for special needs children.

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Dr. Bull is the Morris Green Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. She is a published writer and has spoken internationally on pediatric issues, especially in the transportation safety arena. Among child transportation safety advocates nationwide, she is known for her work in improving transportation safety for children with special health care needs.

With Dr. Bull’s support and guidance, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the IU School of Medicine sponsor the Automotive Safety for Children program and the Center for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs. These programs provide a resource for special needs children and their families to travel safer, and aim to reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

Dr. Bull and the other 10 honorees were selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the White House and honored for their achievements.

“This year’s nominees are a truly gifted group of individuals who have exceptional vision and foresight when it comes to the issues we are dealing with in transportation,” said Secretary Foxx.  “Their exemplary leadership is charting the course for our 21st century needs. I applaud them and I hope to see others follow their lead.”

To read more about Bull’s award, visit the IUSM Newsroom.