FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2023
Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, MD, MPH, assistant professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named as the APA representative to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Dr. Cason-Wilkerson will serve a three-year term starting in July 2023 – June 2026 and will be eligible for a second three-year term.
The PAS DEI Committee’s purpose is
- through data collection, impact assessment, and continued process improvement, build and operationalize an understanding of DEI in all aspects of the PAS meeting, including program content, attendees, leadership, staff and committees.
- to ensure a safe environment – prior to, during and after the meeting that (1) welcomes respectful expression of diverse opinions and perspectives, (2) is open to collegial, energetic debate and dialogue and (3) supports the PAS vision to be the premier North American scholarly child health meeting;
“We are excited to have Dr. Cason-Wilkerson represent the Academic Pediatric Association in this critical role. We look forward to supporting her contributions to the committee and for PAS to grow in this space as a result,” says Barry Solomon, MD, MPH, President of the Academic Pediatric Association. “DEI is integral to the APA and to the long-term success of the PAS meeting.”