Myron Genel, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, has received the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award, presented annually by the seven societies that constitute the Federation of Pediatric Organizations. The international award recognizes Genel’s contributions to pediatrics and to the advancement of national health policy for children. Last year Genel was named chair of the Governing Council of the American Medical Association’s Section on Medical Schools. The section, which has 600 representatives, gives U.S. medical schools a voice in the formulation of the association’s policies. It has been involved in recent discussions on implementing the new clinical-skills portion of the national board exams.