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APA's Mobile App, APA Connect, will be available to download on September 3.

Stay up-to-date on APA programs, connect with colleagues and participate in events through APA's Connect app. Mark your calendars and watch for an email for instructions on how to download.

Soliciting Nominations for the 2020 Awards!

Every year, the APA honors individuals that have achieved excellence in health care delivery, public policy and advocacy, research, teaching through one of their prestigious awards. Nominate a colleague or yourself for one of these award!

Deadline to apply is December 6th

Individuals may nominate themselves or a colleague for one of the following awards:

More information on eligibility and deadlines can be found here.


Deadline extended to October 16th:

  • New Century Scholars Program (supported by APA, ABP, and APS)

Deadline extended to November 1st:

  • APA Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars Program
  • APA RAPID Annual Mentoring and Career Development Conference
  • APA Region Meeting Travel Grant Program for Residents *NEW*
  • APA Research Scholars Program

Deadline extended to November 12th:

  • *NEWLY ANNOUNCED* APA Nutrition in Underserved Communities Young Investigator Award
  • APA Reach Out and Read Young Investigator Award

The APA is Launching a New Mid-Career Leadership Development Program, Advancing Pediatric Leaders (APL)

APL is an 18-month longitudinal program designed to advance the leadership competencies of mid-career academic pediatric health professionals by enhancing the knowledge, skills and behaviors to support their engagement in leadership opportunities locally or within the APA.

Faculty Coaches Needed!
APL is looking for faculty to join the APL co-leaders to refine and present the curriculum developed by the APA leadership development steering committee and to coach program participants. Eligibility criteria and application information for faculty candidates is below. All materials are due September 30, 2019.

Full information on about APL and how to apply can be found here.

APA's New Health Policy Scholars Program is looking for program director(s)!
Apply here today!

APA Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

Click here to download the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

In November 2016, APA's Board of Directors, local Region and SIG chairs, discussed the strategic direction of the association and developed the 2017-2022 strategic plan. The 2017-2022 strategic plan identifies 4 substantive goals for ensuring APA's future. The goals are not listed in any order or priority; all are equally important and interrelated.

Strategies indicate how APA will organize, focus and expand its resources to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency in achieving these goals. The goals and strategies will be reviewed annually in order to ensure progress and success.

In order to achieve these goals, APA needs your help and your commitment. APA would love to hear your ideas about tactics that can help us achieve one of our goals. Please submit your ideas here.

The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) awarded a $5000 grant to the Continuity Special Interest Group (SIG) to find ways to increase HPV vaccination rates in the United States. The Continuity SIG chose to sponsor a resident HPV video contest, with the aim that residents would create a public service announcement video encouraging resident colleagues to provide a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination. Twelve program expressed interest in participating and nine videos were submitted. The Continuity SIG Steering Committee met and identified the top three videos. The first place winner was Maimonides Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Brooklyn, NY, and leader, Jonathan Strysko. The second place winner was UCSF Fresno Pediatrics, Fresno, California, and leader, Clarisse Casilang, and the third place winner was University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and leaders Natalie Torres and Puja Sood.

Article in Academic Medicine: New Century Scholars: A Mentorship Program to Increase Workforce Diversity in Academic Pediatrics

Click here to read about recent RAPID scholars' accomplishments!




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