White House to Honor Indiana Professor

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The White House and the United States Department of Transportation will recognize Indiana University professor Marilyn Bull and 10 others from across the country as Transportation Champions of Change.  Bull will attend a recognition ceremony Tuesday at the White House, followed by a West Wing tour.

Bull is the Morris Green Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. She is known for her work in improving transportation safety for children with special health care needs. Bull and her team developed the curriculum on “Safe Travel for All Children,” which is used nationally and internationally for training.

The honorees were selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the White House for their achievements.

“This year’s nominees are a truly gifted group of individuals who have exceptional vision and foresight when it comes to the issues we are dealing with in transportation. Their exemplary leadership is charting the course for our 21st century needs. I applaud them and I hope to see others follow their lead,” Secretary Foxx said.

“Success in promoting child passenger safety – and especially safe transportation for children with special needs, has come from working with amazing colleagues at the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital, the NHTSA, American Academy of Pediatrics, Safe Kids Worldwide, engineers, manufacturers and regulatory and legislative partners,” Bull said.

IU says the Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature people doing extraordinary things to inspire members of their communities.

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