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The 2019 Call for Nominations is Open!

Every year, the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) honors individuals that have achieved excellence in health care delivery, public policy and advocacy, research, teaching and mentoring through one of their prestigious awards. The APA would like to invite you to nominate a colleague or yourself for one of the below awards.

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

  • Health Care Delivery Award
  • Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award
  • Public Policy and Advocacy Award
  • Research Award
  • Teaching Award for Junior & Mid-Career Faculty
  • Teaching Program Award

Click here to learn how to apply today.

APA's Research Scholars Program and New Century Scholars Program are now accepting applications!

Research Scholars Program

The APA’s Educational Scholars Program is now recruiting national advisors!

Have you ever wanted to join a dynamic group of scholarly educators and advise junior faculty interested in educational scholarship?  The Educational Scholars Program is recruiting our new cohort of highly motivated and talented scholars who will be beginning their educational activities on Feb 1 and attending their first PAS meeting in April 2019.

If you are interested in serving as a National Advisor for one of these Cohort 9 scholars, please complete this survey. The roles/responsibilities of the National Advisors are outlined in the survey. Deadline to apply is November 5th.

RAPID 2019 Call for Proposals

The APA Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) has opened its call for 2019 proposals. Submit an application today!

APA's Collaborating Across Disciplines Webinar | "Collaborating Across Disciplines: A Panel Discussion of Barriers and Opportunities"

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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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