Call for APA Hospital Medicine Special Interest Group Co-Chair Applications!

By APA Staff | March 19, 2021

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Hospital Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG). There is one available elected position for a Co-Chair who will serve a three-year term starting July 2021. Three co-chairs with staggered terms run the APA Hospital Medicine SIG. The responsibilities of an APA Hospital Medicine SIG…

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Ethics SIG Update

By APA Staff | January 19, 2021

Ethics SIG Leadership: We would like to announce our new SIG co-chair Catherine Shubkin, MD. Dr. Shubkin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH.  Welcome, Dr. Shubkin! Planned Ethics SIG Workshop at PAS, May 2020 The Ethics SIG…

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APA’s October Featured Blog: The APA’s Health Policy Scholars Program

By APA Staff | October 19, 2020

APA’s Health Policy Scholar’s Blog Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH; Lauren Gambill, MD, MPA; Lenore Jarvis, MD, MEd This year has highlighted the significance of health policy and advocacy in many important ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the weaknesses—but also the strengths—of the United States (U.S.) health system with its response to this unprecedented…

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Advancing Pediatric Education Excellence Teaching Program Application Process NOW Open!

By APA Staff | October 19, 2020

Limited space is now available for the Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) Teaching Program’s new cohort scheduled to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference in 2021. This track is being offered to general pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. We welcome physicians as well as advanced practice providers. The APEX Teaching Program…

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Region 2 Update

By APA Staff | September 28, 2020

Region 2 is just now seeing some respite from having been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic for many months. We want to sincerely thank all our members for your efforts in safeguarding the health of children and adults in the region during this challenging time. We hope that you and your families are safe…

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Qualitative Research SIG Update

By APA Staff | September 20, 2020

The Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) has had a productive year despite the confines of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH joined our leadership with Drs. Tewksbury and Paul as a SIG co-chair, and we thank Dr. Kind for her SIG leadership since 2014 as she…

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Patient and Family-Centered Care SIG Update

By APA Staff | September 14, 2020

APA PFCC SIG Blog Post PFCC SIG Co-Chairs: Jody L. Lin, MD, MS, Rebecca Rosenberg, MD, MPH, Arti Desai, MD, MSPH Patient- and family-centered care in 2020. Below we discuss what we should strive for in clinical care and research related to patient- and family-centered care and how we may continue striving for these ideals…

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Health Literacy SIG Update

By APA Staff | September 8, 2020

The APA Health Literacy SIG completed a member survey that showed interest in health literacy policy, implementation, and research. Based on the survey and discussion at the 2019 PAS, we sought to identify opportunities to further member engagement. Because of the cancellation of the 2020 PAS, we launched two successful virtual networking and discussion events…

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Serving the Underserved SIG Update

By APA Staff | August 31, 2020

We wanted to introduce ourselves – Shweta Antani, DO from Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital and Padma Swamy, MD MPH from Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital – as your new SIG leadership.  First of all, we wanted to express how thankful we are for the leadership of Tyler Smith, MD MPH…

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Global Health SIG Update

By APA Staff | August 24, 2020

The Global Health SIG is planning a virtual gathering for September 2020.  A survey was sent out last week asking SIG members to vote on one of three ideas for this first virtual SIG meeting.  One idea is to have presentations of select Global Health abstracts that were accepted to PAS this past year and…

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