Interdisciplinary Pediatric Researchers SIG


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SIG purpose/mission:
The mission of this SIG is to connect individuals, who are not necessarily medically trained and are conducting research in pediatric medicine, to provide a forum for sharing ideas and methodologies, and to support their career development within pediatric academic medicine.

Current SIG goals:
-Connect and provide networking opportunities for pediatric researchers who are not necessarily medically trained or engaged in medical practice but are conducting research in pediatric medicine 
-Support career development through sharing of information about different pediatric research department infrastructures and promotion processes. 
-Introduce emerging and existing research methods and related resources commonly used within pediatric research 
-Advocacy

Annual summary:
Since our inception at the end of 2017 we have started to build a listserv to connect members of this SIG and also conducted a needs assessment of its members. During our PAS 2018 SIG Meeting, we featured began with two methodological presentations: “Classification and Regressions Trees (CART) and Random Forests” presented by Cole Brokamp and “Mixed Methods Research” by Linda Tewksbury, Caroline Paul, and Eve Colson. The second half of the workshop focused on networking and sharing of the experiences non-medically trained pediatric researchers encounter in an academic medical setting. Based on the feedback during this session our work in 2018 will focus on networking and career development through the sharing of promotion criteria from different medical schools and suggestions on how these can be met by our members.

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:  

SIGs:

  • Faculty Development 
  • Qualitative Research 
  • Quality Improvement           
 


Outside organizations: 

  • American Statistical Association 
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research (professional organization for survey methodologists) 
  • American College of Epidemiology
  • Society for Epidemiological Research 
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement



Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD, MPH
3333 Burnett Ave ML 9016
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: (513) 636-7174
Lilliam.Ambroggio@cchmc.org

Sonja Ziniel, PhD
13123 E. 16th Ave, B302
Aurora, CA 80045
Phone: (720) 777-5070
sonja.ziniel@childrenscolorado.org


Current SIG Mentor:


Marie Leiner, MD
4800 Alberta
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 545-6829
marie.leiner@ttuhsc.edu


 

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