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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Congratulations to the 2020 Scholars Program Graduates!

By APA Staff | June 4, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Graduates of the Educational Scholars Program! Kari Bradham, DO University of South Alabama Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Are Residents Following AAP Guidelines? Home Mentor: Franklin Trimm National ESP Advisor: Alix Darden Tanya Arora, MD, MS/MPH Kaiser Permanente/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles “I wish you knew”: Partnering with bereaved parents in identifying existing supports…

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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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ESP Accomplishments, Successes and Congratulations – Quarterly Update

By APA Staff | May 7, 2020

Dear ESP Scholars, Alumni, Faculty, Advisors and Friends – While I greatly missed catching up in person this year at PAS, it was nice to “see” so many of you on the first ever virtual ESP Day. Thank you to everyone who made the day a success! Our ESP Community has had many very impressive…

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Do You Advise, Write Letters, or Interview Students for Residency?

By APA Staff | May 4, 2020

If your program is anything like mine, you’ve got a group of students who’ve been sidelined in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, still trying to figure out how to map their careers. Perhaps they were in the midst of their clinical clerkships and haven’t yet experienced each of the core specialties, or perhaps they’ve…

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PAS 2020 Cancellation: What’s Next?

By APA Staff | May 4, 2020

APA & PAS 2020: What’s Next? PAS’ cancellation has left us all feeling some degree of lost. How will I connect with my SIG and region colleagues, mentees and/or mentors? Where will I get feedback on my research? What’s next for the APA? Rest assured the APA has a plan to keep you connected and…

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Publish Your PAS Abstract on the APA App

By APA Staff | April 30, 2020

APA’s  Social Media Committee would like to invite you to publish your PAS accepted abstract on APA’s Connect App. All you have to do is (1) download the app* and (2) fill out the application and (3) attach your PAS accepted abstract in an alternative media form (i.e. video, photo, PowerPoint slide, MP4 file/sound clip, etc.). Upon review,…

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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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