PIDS currently presents two annual awards that recognize the unique contributions of pediatricians who have advanced the mission of the Society. The names of the two awards are the Distinguished Physician Award and Young Investigator Award. The Nominations and Awards Committee in consultation with the PIDS Board of Directors selects recipients after nominations are received from Society members. Nominations may be submitted by any PIDS member in good standing. The procedures for nomination are established by the Committee and approved by the Board. In addition to its two annual awards, PIDS presents an award for Distinguished Service and the Distinguished Research Award.  Both awards are at the discretion and selection of the President and/or Executive Committee.