Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Jill Kaar, PhD
Current SIG Mentor:
Marie Leiner, MD
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Pediatric Researchers SIG is to connect individuals, who are not necessarily medically trained and are conducting research in pediatric medicine, to provide a forum for sharing ideas and methodologies, and to support their career development within pediatric academic medicine.
Current SIG Goals
- Connect and provide networking opportunities for pediatric researchers who are not necessarily medically trained or engaged in medical practice but are conducting research in pediatric medicine
- Support career development through the sharing of information about different pediatric research department infrastructures and promotion processes
- Introduce emerging and existing research methods and related resources commonly used within pediatric research
In the fall of 2018, we hosted a joint webinar with the Membership Engagement Committee entitled "Collaborating Across Disciplines". This webinar included three MD/PhD dyads who illustrated the mutual benefits of a close working relationship for MDs and PhDs within the pediatric academic field. In the spring of 2019, we hosted a workshop on conjoint analysis and career development at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual conference.
Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest: We attempt to work with as many other groups as possible.