Sydney Rice, MD

Division Chief

Associate Professor, Joint Appointment Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona    

Director, University of Arizona LEND Program

 

 

 PO Box 245073

Tucson, AZ 85724

Phone: 
520-626-6615
Email Address: 
srice@peds.arizona.edu
Education: 

Medical School: 

University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1991

Residency: 

University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1995

Fellowship: 

University of Virginia (Developmental Pediatrics), 2003

MSc Masters in Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, 2002

Honors & Awards: 

Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Service Award, 2016. 

Tucson Business Women of Influence, Health Advocacy Award Winner, March 22, 2016 

American Academy of Pediatrics, Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Developmental Award, 2013 

University of Arizona Health Network Very Important Physician Award 2013

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Teaching Award, Deans List for Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences, University of Arizona, 2012  

Best Doctors in America, 2007-2017

American Academy of Pediatrics “Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Service and Dedication to the Mission and Goals of the Academy (for dedicating countless hours formatting, writing, crafting and analyzing research and forging consensus among diverse clinicians)”, November, 2010

 

Selected Publications: 

Abstracts  

Tsontakis A, Andrews JG, Rice SA. Improving Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism in Underserved Populations in Arizona Through the Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program. Journal of Investigative Medicine. Western Student Medical Research Forum; 2014 January 23; Carmel, CA. c2014. 

Rice, SA, Andrews, JA, Change in Level of Lesion after Folate Supplementation, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, October 24, 2014.

Combs, D., Rice, SA, Kopp, L., Incidence of Delirium in Children with Cancer, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, May 14-17, 2014.

Invited Publications

Rice, S, Developmental Screening, Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Digest, Fall 2016

Rice, S, Does Everyone have Autism? Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Digest, Fall 2014

 Andrews, J, Rice, S. Improving Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism in Underserved Populations Bridge Brief: A Research to Practice Resource, Issue 4, December, 2012.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Alexandra Tsontakis (2013 MSRP): Improving Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism in Underserved Populations in Arizona through the Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (AZ LEND) Program

Heba Albasha (2015 MSRP): The Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention on the Social Interaction Behaviors of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

NIH Undergraduate Diversity Program: 

 Maria Valdez (2015): Early Diagnostic Screening in Autism

Advanced Research - Research Distinction Track (RDT): 

Alexandra Tsontakis (2016 RDT): Improving Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism in Underserved Populations in Arizona through the Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (AZ LEND) Program

NIH High School Student Research Program: 

 Nicholas Nelson, 1999, University High School

Veronica (Ronnie) Nelson, 2016, Santa Rita High School

Last Updated: 
February 28, 2017