Catalyst is a free online program that offers insights and tools to those seeking to enhance their research skills and professional development through engagement with the APA.

Supported by the APA Research Executive Committee (REC) and the Academic General Pediatric Accreditation Committee (AGPAC), Catalyst offers monthly webinars presented by APA leaders who will share about their career paths, what has helped them most along the way, and their connection to the APA.

Check out the 2021-2022 Schedule:

How the APA Can Help with Promotion and Leadership
Presented by Susan Bostwick, MD, MBA
Date/Time: July 30, 2021 at 11am ET
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APA Catalyst Leadership Planning Worksheet
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Mentoring Through Spacetime: how to find and keep a mentor at different times in your career and across institutions
Presented by Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, MPH, Morgan Walls, MD, & Katharine Zuckerman, MD, MPH
Date/Time: August 26, 2021 at 1pm ET
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Grant Writing
Presented by Rachel Gross, MD, MS & Todd Florin, MD, MSCE
Date/Time: September 20, 2021 at 12pm ET
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How to Review an Abstract and Contribute to a Study Section
Presented by Alisa Khan, MD, MPH, and Kathleen Walsh, MD, MSc
Date/Time: October 27, 2021 at 12pm ET
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15 Pearls for Manuscript Writing and Getting Your Manuscript Accepted
Presented by Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH
Date/Time: November 2021

The Journal Editor Perspective
Presented by Lewis First, MD, MS, editor-in-chief Pediatrics, Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, deputy editor Pediatrics, Samir Shah, MD, MSCE, editor-in-chief Journal of Hospital Medicine, Peter G. Szilagyi, MD, MPH, editor-in-chief Academic Pediatrics, and Alison Galbraith, MD, MPH, associate editor JAMA Pediatrics
Moderated by Melissa Klein, MD, MEd, associate editor Academic Pediatrics
Date/Time: December 2021

Job Search and Negotiation
Presented by Matthew Di Guglielmo, MD, PhD
Date/Time: January 28, 2022 at 12pm ET
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What to do with a Rejected Abstract?
Presented by TBA
Date/Time: February 2022

Networking and Getting Known
Presented by TBA
Date/Time: March 2022

Productivity and Promotion
Presented by Sara Johnson, MPH, PhD
Date/Time: April 8, 2022 at 1pm ET
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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Presented by TBA
Date/Time: May 2022