APA Leadership Opportunities


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Leadership Positions
AGP Accreditation Committee
AGP Accreditation Committee Fellow Representative
Awards Program Task Force Chair
CORNET Steering Committee - Fellow Representative
CORNET Steering Committee - Region IX Chair
CORNET Steering Committee – Resident Representative
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Global Health Research Award Selection Committee
Health Care Delivery Executive Committee
Health Policy Scholars (HPS) Director
Ludwig-Seidel Award Selection Committee
Medical Education Journal Club
Medical Education Articles Planning Committee
Membership Engagement Committee
Michael Shannon Award Selection Committee
Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Selection Committee
New Century Scholars -Junior Mentors
New Century Scholars – Senior Mentors
Quality Improvement (QI) Meeting Planning Committee
Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars – Faculty Advisors
Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars – National Advisor
Ray Helfer Award Selection Committee
Research Scholars – Faculty Advisors
Research Scholars Program (RSP) - Director
Social Media Committee
Speed Mentoring Task Force
Teaching Award for Junior-Career Faculty Selection Committee
Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty Selection Committee
Teaching Program Award Selection Committee
Young Investigator Awards Program - National Adviser
Young Investigator Awards Program - Proposal Reviewer
Young Investigator Awards Program - APA Funding Path Chair



Position: AGP Accreditation Committee

Description: The Academic Pediatric Association is seeking members to serve on the AGP Accreditation Committee (AGPAC). The AGP Accreditation Committee is responsible for reviewing submissions for programs eligible for APA accreditation. Committee members are also responsible for planning and hosting the General Academic Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine Fellowship Conference, a pre-PAS meeting.

Meeting Requirements: AGPAC meets monthly via teleconference. Selected committee members also conduct one-two day site visits to review programs seeking (re)accreditation.
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Position: AGP Accreditation Committee Fellow Representative

Description: The Academic Pediatric Association is seeking fellows to serve on the AGP Accreditation Committee (AGPAC). Fellow members are also responsible for planning and hosting the General Academic Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine Fellowship Conference, a pre-PAS meeting and serve as a liaison to this planning committee and AGPAC throughout the year.

Meeting Requirements: AGPAC meets monthly via teleconference. Fellow representatives planning the Fellowship Conference may meet twice a month while planning the meeting and are required to attend the Fellowship Conference the Thursday prior to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
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Position: Awards Program Task Force Chair

Description: The Awards Program Task Force is responsible for reviewing the APA's Awards Program and identifying opportunities and threats within the current program and presenting a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Meeting Requirements: The Awards Program Task Force will meet via email and should present their recommendations to the Board by the Spring 2020 Board Meeting.
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Position: CORNET - Fellow Representative

Description: The Continuity Research Network (CORNET) is seeking a fellow to serve as a liaison between their Executive and Steering Committees. Fellow members share their unique perspectives during discussions.

Meeting Requirements: CORNET’s Executive and Steering Committees meet via teleconference throughout the year. Travel is reimbursed for the CORNET business meeting at PAS.
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Position: CORNET Steering Committee - Region IX Chair

Description: CORNET is seeking members from Region IX to serve as a member of the CORNET Executive Committee in the role as the Regional Research Chair. Region IX includes Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California, and Utah. The Role of a CORNET Regional Research Chair is to:

  • Facilitate communication among the Region’s CORNET member sites and direct information to and from the Executive Committee.
  • Set up a regional email listserv and/or make periodic check-ins to regional training programs.
    • Provide communication at least quarterly with regional sites.
  • Represent and present updates about CORNET at Regional APA meetings. Materials can be obtained from the Network Director or Coordinator.
  • Solicit additional institutions/practices within their region to participate in CORNET.
  • Help generate research study ideas from regional practices.
  • Communicate with regional practices about upcoming research studies and recruit interested practice sites.
  • Assist participating practices whenever possible in the implementation of research studies through mentoring role and become members of research teams.
  • Help maintain regional lists of programs.
  • Advise on possible funding opportunities.

Meeting Requirements: Participate in the annual 1½ day national CORNET planning meeting following the PAS meeting, as well as quarterly conference calls.
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Position: CORNET - Resident Representative

Description: The Continuity Research Network (CORNET) is seeking a resident to serve as a liaison between their Executive and Steering Committees. Fellow members share their unique perspectives during discussions.

Meeting Requirements: CORNET’s Executive and Steering Committees meet via teleconference throughout the year. Travel is reimbursed for the CORNET business meeting at PAS.
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Position: Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Description: The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is responsible for setting the Diversity and Inclusion strategies for the organization.

Meeting Requirements: The Diversity and Inclusion Committee meet quarterly via teleconference and may meet at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Global Health Research Award Selection Committee

Description: The Global Health Research Award Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing the abstracts submitted for the APA Global Health Research Award and selecting the award winner. This award recognizes the abstract that represents research in various areas of primary care pediatrics. The award winner is invited to present his/her research at the annual meeting of the APA.

Meeting Requirements: The Global Health Research Award Selection Committee may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Health Care Delivery Executive Committee

Description: The Healthcare Delivery (HCD) Committee is responsible for supporting academic child health care professionals in their efforts to: enhance the patient and family experience; improve population health; reduce healthcare costs; and promote provider engagement, well-being, and resiliency (i.e., the Quadruple Aim).

Meeting Requirements: The Health Care Delivery Committee meetings monthly via teleconference.
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Position: Health Policy Scholars (HPS) Director

Description: The HPS director will join a team of other directors that will lead our new Health Policy Scholars Program. The directors work together to select scholars, recruit faculty, teach, refine scholars’ curricula, plan the pre-PAS program and evaluate the program. Full job description of a scholars program director.

Meeting Requirements: The Health Policy Scholars director position requires two-four hours per month for three years.

Misc: Scholars program directors receive travel to and from PAS and PAS registration.
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Position: Ludwig-Seidel Award Selection Committee

Description: The Ludwig-Seidel Award Selection Committee responsible for setting the criteria and reviewing the abstracts submitted for the Ludwig-Seidel Award and selecting the award winner. This award recognizes the abstract that represents the best research project in pediatric emergency medicine I which a PEM fellow is the lead author.

Meeting Requirements: The Ludwig-Seidel Awards Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Medical Education Journal Club

Description: The Medical Education Journal Club is responsible for creating and delivering quarterly webinar-based journal clubs for all interested medical educators to discuss new, innovative, and sometimes controversial articles published in the medical education literature.

Meeting Requirements: Each member of the Medical Education Journal Club prepares and co-hosts one webinar per year and will meet via teleconference semi-annually to prepare for the program.
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Position: Medical Education Articles Planning Committee

Description: The Medical Education Articles Planning Committee assist the Chair as needed with PAS submissions, participates in abstract/article reviews from December – April, prepares one topic for presentation at PAS and as a write up for a journal submission.

Meeting Requirements: PAS travel is required.
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Position: Membership Engagement Committee

Description: The Membership Engagement Committee is responsible for setting the membership engagement strategies of the organization.

Meeting Requirements: The Membership Engagement Committee meets quarterly via teleconference and may meet at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.

Mics: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Michael Shannon Award Selection Committee

Description: The Michael Shannon Award Selection Committee is responsible for setting the criteria and reviewing the abstracts submitted for the Michael Shannon Award and selecting the award winner. This award is granted to the best abstract in the areas of pharmacology/toxicology, drug reactions/events, substance abuse, environmental health disasters preparedness/response and emergency medicine.

Meeting Requirements: The Michael Shannon Awards Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Selection Committee

Description: The Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Judges Panel is responsible for setting the reviewing the Miller Sarkin Award applications and selecting a winner. The APA Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award recognizes the contributions of an APA member who has provided outstanding mentorship to learners or colleagues, both locally and nationally, and serves as a model to others who aspire to mentor others as they mature.

Meeting Requirements: The Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years. The chair reports to the Education Chair.
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Position: New Century Scholars -Junior Mentors

Description: Junior mentors are fellows and junior faculty who are interested in mentoring in the program. Junior mentors provide “nuts and bolts” advice to their NCScholar in areas such as choosing and applying to a fellowship, career development, starting and academic career, selecting a research project, negotiating, work/life balance, etc. In our experience, the junior mentorship is an enriching experience if the junior mentor:

  • Stays in regular contact with your NCScholar during the year (via email, phone, listservs, etc.).
  • Attends the pre-PAS New Century Scholars conference the day before PAS begins (usually the Friday before PAS, beginning at noon).
  • Attends the NCScholars dinner banquet that evening.
  • Meets with their NCScholar during PAS; for example, meeting for coffee or lunch attending a scientific session with him/her.
  • Participates in program evaluation (questionnaires, etc.).

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Position: New Century Scholars – Senior Mentors

Description: Senior mentors are mid and senior level faculty members of the APA who have a serious commitment to hands-on mentorship, and who are willing to volunteer their time to mentor in this program. Senior mentors provide “big picture” advice to the NCScholar regarding career planning, help in developing specific research and educational scholarship plans, and welcome the NCScholar into the APA and academic pediatric “culture”. In our experience, the senior mentorship is an enriching experience if the senior mentor:

  • Stays in regular contact with your NCScholar during the year (via email, phone, listserv, etc.).
  • Attends the NCScholar dinner banquet held the evening before PAS begins (i.e. Friday, May 5th, 2017).
  • Meet with your NCScholar during PAS; for example, meeting for coffee or lunch, attending a scientific session with him/her.
  • Participates in program evaluation (questionnaires, etc.).

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Position: Quality Improvement (QI) Meeting Planning Committee

Description: The Quality Improvement Planning Committee is responsible for planning the education content of APA’s quality improvement research science annual meeting.

Meeting Requirements: The QI meeting planning committee meets up to twice a month via teleconference for six months prior to the meeting. Meeting attendance is not mandatory.

Eligibility: Quality improvement (QI) research and implementation science expertise.

Misc: Travel to PAS is reimbursed if planning committee members also serve as faculty.
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Position: Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars – Faculty Advisors

Description: Faculty advisors guide a small group of 3-5 scholars on the development of their quality improvement portfolio and serve as an external reviewer for the scholar’s academic project. The advisor will lead two webinars a year with their small group of scholars.

Meeting requirements: The advisor’s role is requires commitment of approximately 6-12 hours per year.
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Position: Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars – National Advisor

Description: National Advisors are assigned one advisee. Advisors serve two roles, as a career coach, with special emphasis on development of the scholar’s quality improvement portfolio, and as an external reviewer for the scholar’s academic project. Each scholar has an identified mentor at their home institution, so faculty advisors are NOT expected to take on the time-consuming role of a primary mentor.

Meeting requirements: The advisor’s role requires commitment of approximately 6-12 hours per year. Faculty advisors are encouraged to meet in person with the scholar at PAS to discuss their projects. We encourage faculty advisors meet with the scholar 3-6 times a year, generally by phone.
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Position: Ray Helfer Award Selection Committee

Description: The Ray Helfer Award Selection Committee is responsible for setting the criteria and reviewing the abstracts submitted for the Ray Helfer Award and selecting the award winner.

Meeting Requirements: The Ray Helfer Awards Judges Panel may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Research Scholars – Faculty Advisors

Description: Faculty Advisors are assigned one advisee. Advisors serve two roles, as a career coach, with special emphasis on development of the scholar’s research portfolio, and as an external reviewer for the scholar’s academic project. Each scholar has an identified mentor at their home institution, so faculty advisors are NOT expected to take on the time-consuming role of a primary mentor.

Meeting requirements: The advisor’s role requires commitment of approximately 6-12 hours per year. Faculty advisors are encouraged to meet in person with the scholar at PAS to discuss their projects. We encourage faculty advisors meet with the scholar 3-6 times a year, generally by phone.
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Position: Research Scholars Program (RSP) Director

Description: The RSP director will join a team of three other directors that lead the Research Scholars Program. The directors work together to select scholars, recruit faculty, teach, refine scholars’ curricula, plan the pre-PAS program and evaluate the program. Full job description of a scholars program director.

Meeting Requirements: The Research Scholars Program director position requires two-four hours per month for three years.

Misc: Scholars program directors receive travel to and from PAS and PAS registration.
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Position: Social Media Committee Member

Description: The Social Media Committee is responsible for overseeing the APA’s primary social media outlets and leveraging the channels to build APA’s community through the generation of relevant content and the promotion of APA programming and events. Additionally, the Social Media Committee is responsible for generating the content of the Association’s mobile app.

Meeting Requirements: The Social Media Committee meets at least quarterly via teleconference.

Mics: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Speed Mentoring Task Force

Description: The Speed Mentoring Task Force is responsible for hosting the annual Speed Mentoring event prior at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting. The Speed Mentoring Task Force serves as the subject matter experts and supports staff as needed in addition to participating in the event.

Meeting Requirements: The Speed Mentoring Task Force may meet monthly starting six months prior to the PAS Meeting.
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Position: Teaching Award for (Junior) Selection Committee

Description: The Teaching Award for Junior Faculty Selection Committee is responsible for setting and reviewing the Teaching Award for Junior Faculty applications and selecting a winner.

Meeting Requirements: The Teaching Award for Junior Faculty Selection Committee may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Teaching Award for (Mid-Level) Selection Committee

Description: The Teaching Award for Mid-Level Faculty Selection Committee is responsible for setting and reviewing the Teaching Award for Mid-Level Faculty applications and selecting a winner.

Meeting Requirements: The Teaching Award for Mid-Level Faculty Selection Committee may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Teaching Program Award Selection Committee

Description: The Teaching Program Award Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for nominated programs. The purpose of this award is to foster interest in the teaching of general pediatrics by giving national recognition to an outstanding general pediatric program.

Meeting Requirements: The Teaching Program Award Selection Committee may conduct its work via teleconference or email.

Misc: Members will be assigned staggered terms of two- three years.
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Position: Young Investigator Awards Program (YIA) Proposal Reviewer

Description: All current APA members are invited to serve as reviewers for the Young Investigator Awards Program submitted proposals. This program provides awards of up to $15,000 for research by residents, fellows, and junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. These awards often serve as a launching pad for talented trainees and young professionals who work under the excellent guidance of mentors at their home institutions.

Meeting Requirements: The majority of the reviewers’ work will be conducted via email. The more reviewers, the fewer proposals will be requested of each individual to score. There will be two rounds of applications. The first round will require scoring and feedback of initial proposals. The second round will require scoring and feedback of full proposals in addition to a study section phone call for each offered funding path to determine award recipients.
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Position: Young Investigator Awards Program (YIA) National Adviser

Description: The Young Investigator Awards Program provides awards of up to $15,000 for research by residents, fellows, and junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. These awards often serve as a launching pad for talented trainees and young professionals who work under the excellent guidance of mentors at their home institutions. Each awardee works closely with a local mentor at their home institution and should communicate with their National Advisor on a monthly basis over the course of the award year.

Meeting Requirements: Awardees are encouraged to meet with their National Advisors during a special YIA Breakfast held at PAS.
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Position: Young Investigator Awards Program – APA Funding Path Chair

Description: The APA Young Investigator Awards Program provides awards of up to $10,000 for research by residents, fellows, and junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. These awards often serve as a launching pad for talented trainees and young professionals who work under the excellent guidance of mentors at their home institutions.

Meeting Requirements: YIA Program leadership and awardees meet during a special YIA Breakfast held at PAS each year. Funding Path Chairs will also be expected to participate in proposal reviews and lead study section calls during each year’s application cycle.

Misc: Travel to PAS is not included.
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