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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Latino Child Health Research SIG Update

By APA Staff | August 21, 2020

Almost a year ago in September 2019 we changed our name from the Culture, Ethnicity, and Healthcare SIG to Latino Child Health Research SIG. We chose to change our name in order to support research about the largest ethnic group among children and support researchers who do this work. With the onset of COVID-19, communities…

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Save the Date | Region 6 Virtual Meeting

By APA Staff | August 17, 2020

Virtual Region VI Annual Meeting Thursday and Friday, October 8th and 9th, 2020 6 CMEs Jointly Provided by: Academic Pediatric Association University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita KS Planning Committee: Phillip Abraham | Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Kari Harris | University of Kansas, Wichita Russell McCulloh | University of Nebraska Medical Center,…

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