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Complex Problem: Complex Solutions

Am J Dis Child. 1991;145(4):429. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160040087013.
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"Lissa" continues to be a valuable addition to our editorial board. Her respected position within adolescent medicine has assisted us in the review of manuscripts, in ideas concerning features for AJDC involving adolescent issues, and in encouraging authors to submit their work to us for consideration. Currently, Lissa serves as associate chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center and continues to head a vigorous Division of Adolescent Medicine as well. She serves as chair of the department's Promotion and Tenure Committee.

In 1990, Lissa received the Job Lewis Smith Award of the Section of Community Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, for her work in adolescent health. She also received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association at the National Congress on Youth in 1990.

Lissa is a much sought-after lecturer and most recently delivered talks at the University of (NY) Medical Center and continues to head a vigorous Division of Adolescent Medicine as well. She serves as chair of the department's Promotion and Tenure Committee.

In 1990, Lissa received the Job Lewis Smith Award of the Section of Community Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, forher work in adolescent health. She also received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association at the National Congress on Youth in 1990.

Lissa is a much sought-after lecturer and most recently delivered talks at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and St Louis (Mo) University. She also continues her roles as mentor to fellows and as researcher; she published seven reports in 1990.

Lissa remains enthusiastic and of great help to AJDC. Her commentary on the complexproblems ofadolescentpregnancy below offers some principles to serve this troubled group.

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