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Federal agency administrator , Pediatrician

Margaret Joan Giannini, American pediatrician, former federal agency administrator. Diplomate American Board Pediatrics. Chairman board trustees American University, Rome; Fellow: American Academy Pediatrics (Bronze Medal award); member: Association University Affiliate Facility Research, Institute Medicine National Academy of Sciences.

Background

Giannini, Margaret Joan was born on May 27, 1921 in Camden, New Jersey, United States.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College, 1945. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), American University, Rome, 2003. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mercy College.

Career

From associate professor to professor pediatrics New York Medical College, 1948—1979. Director University Affiliate Mental Retardation Institute, 1950—1979, National Institute Handicapped Research, Washington, 1979—1981. Director rehabilitation development VA, 1981—1992, deputy assistant chief medicine, director prosthetics and rehabilitation, 1988—1992.

Principal deputy assistant secretary for aging United States Department Health & Human Services, 2001—2002, director Office on Disability, 2002—2009. Consultant Bureau Handicapped Children, New York Health Department, since 1960. Member statewide planning committee mental retardation New York State Department Mental Hygiene, 1964.

Member advisory board Mental Retardation Section, Headstart Project, Massive Economic Neighborhood Development. Board directors Avard Learning Center. Member advisory council Association Healp Retarded Children.

Chairman International Seminar Mental Retardation. Chairman mental retardation task force State Wide Planning Vocational Rehabilitation Service, New York State Department Education.

Achievements

  • Diplomate American Board Pediatrics.

Membership

Chairman board trustees American University, Rome. Fellow: American Academy Pediatrics (Bronze Medal award). Member: Association University Affiliate Facility Research, Institute Medicine National Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married; four children.