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April 2016 Newsletter: APA Focus
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Last spring, the APA co-sponsored a conference on Child Poverty with the Roosevelt Institute and the Century Foundation; this report was derived from those presentations, and may be useful to use in our continued advocacy on this issue. (7 Lessons About Child Poverty)
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 in 2015. 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.
Pediatric Academic Societies 2016
April 30 - May 3 2016
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Efforts to Diversify the Academic Pediatric Workforce
Darcy A. Thompson, MD, MPH, Lee M. Pachter, DO, David Keller, MD.
JAMA Pediatrics. 2014;168(4):390 doi:10.1001/
"A recent paper in JAMA Pediatrics highlights the importance of diversifying the academic pediatric workforce. Over the past decade, the APA has been a national leader in this area through the New Century Scholars Program, which provides mentorship and networking opportunities to under-represented minority residents interested in pursuing academic careers, particularly in the areas of health and health care disparities and social determinants of health. "
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Lee M. Pachter, DO
Darcy A. Thompson MD MPH
David Keller, MD