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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The YIA Perspective: Hear from the 2018 Nutrition YIA Recipient

By APA Staff | August 19, 2020

The APA Young Investigator Awards Program provides APA members with up to $15,000 to conduct a one-year study focused on various pediatric clinical research domains.  Read about a past awardee’s experience below! Colin Orr, MD, MPH University of North Carolina 2018 Nutrition in Underserved Communities YIA Colin Orr, MD, received the 2018 Nutrition in Underserved…

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Region 6 Update

By APA Staff | August 14, 2020

Hello from Region VI! With our Region VI Meeting that had been planned for March postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately missed the opportunity to see everyone.  We plan to connect with our members during our first virtual Region VI Happy Hour on Monday, August 17th (see our Region 6 APA Community Page…

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Ethics SIG Update

By APA Staff | August 10, 2020

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 While the…

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The Academic Pediatric Association Health Literacy SIG Virtual Poster Presentation Sessions

By APA Staff | August 5, 2020

The Academic Pediatric Association Health Literacy SIG Virtual Poster Presentation Sessions Monday, August 10 at 4:30pm EDT Friday, August 21 at 5pm EDT Each session will feature two poster presentations of health literacy-related research with time for discussion and networking. Please see the learning objectives and agenda below.   Objectives At the conclusion of these…

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