Academic Pediatric Association Releases Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Statements

By APA Staff | June 8, 2020

The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) has developed a Diversity and Inclusion Policy and three additional statements addressing inequalities and racism and due to the spread of COVID-19. The statements reflect the values of the child health professionals engaged with the Association and condemn xenophobia, racist acts and promote the inclusiveness of all ethnicities and races…

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The Time for Action is Now

By APA Staff | June 8, 2020

June 2, 2020 Dear APA Community, There are no adequate words to describe the events unfolding in our country. “Difficult”, “challenging”, and “tragic” don’t cut it. Yet these events are, at the same time, all too familiar. We are all aware that the Black and African American community is disproportionately affected by illness, lack of health…

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Statement on COVID-19 Research Inclusiveness

By APA Staff | June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 Dear Colleagues, The Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the home for academic child health professionals, reiterates the core organizational values of inclusion, respect, health equity, collaboration, and mentorship while fostering excellence in pediatrics. Pediatric professionals across the United States and the world have been proactively responding to the urgent scientific needs of the…

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Statement on Xenophobia

By APA Staff | June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 Dear APA Colleagues, As an academic community dedicated to ensuring the optimal health and well-being for all children, particularly those most vulnerable, we are acutely aware that the coronavirus pandemic is magnifying and exacerbating the disparities and inequities we know exist. During these difficult times, we have seen the dedication of our…

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APA is Seeking Candidates for the 2021 APA National Election

By APA Staff | May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 Dear Colleagues, I hope you are managing well despite the anxiety and despair surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, our APA leaders have been active and dedicated to supporting our members. As you may know, we delayed our efforts to elect new leaders for our organization. We recognize that many of…

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Volunteer for a COVID Crisis Management Task Force

By APA Staff | May 18, 2020

COVID-19 has caused disruption in our educational, research and clinical activities in a substantive way.  Disruption will continue for an indefinite amount of time. There have been significant impacts on health care delivery and patient care. The impacts of COVID have adversely affected children, especially those most vulnerable. As pediatricians, we must understand and advocate…

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Introduction to APA’s new president, Dr. Latha Chandran

By APA Staff | May 15, 2020

Hello to all APA members! Let me start by introducing myself. I am Latha Chandran, a general pediatrician from Stony Brook, New York. Dr Paul Chung has completed his APA presidency (view my tribute to him on the Connect App) and I am excited to follow him as President of the Academic Pediatric Association. First…

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APA has partnered with APPD to host “Health Disparities and COVID, and How We Engage Residents and Fellows in Addressing Them” a Virtual Cafe

By APA Staff | April 29, 2020

Please join us for an exciting and timely APPD/APA Virtual Café, Thursday, May 7, from 4-5 PM EST. APPD and the Community Health and Advocacy Learning Community has partnered with APA and the Advocacy Training SIG to host, “Health Equity and COVID-19: How We Engage Residents and Fellows in Addressing Health Disparities.” We will have…

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A Perspective on COVID19: Coping with the Help of My APA Family

By APA Staff | April 21, 2020

This perspective is brought to you by Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd. Teri was APA’s Education Chair from 2016-2019 and will start her term as the organization’s President-Elect next month. April 21, 2020   It was a hard week for me last week and it was difficult getting out of bed this morning.  I’ve been…

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UME in COVID 19 Webinar April 21 at 3 pm ET

By APA Staff | April 15, 2020

Register for this webinar addressing the challenges COVID19 is presenting medical educators to discuss strategies, collaboration and innovation opportunities. Registration is free! Register for the UME Webinar

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