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Residency Scholarships - Deadline February 28, 2015

Resident Research Grants – Deadline February 27, 2015

International Elective Awards – Deadline March 15, 2015

AAP Launches AAP Chapter Twitter List

Coordinating Center on Epilepsy Newsletter - December 2014

Blueprint for Success: The Pediatric Medical Home is Here to Stay

2015 Visiting Lectureship Program Grants - Deadline January 30, 2015

Friends of Children Donate-A-Photo Opportunity - Deadline extended to January 31, 2015

2015 Advocacy Training Grants - Call for applications - Deadline January 21, 2015

CATCH Grant Applications Now Being Accepted - Deadline January 30, 2015

Welcome Kit for New Provisional Section on Tobacco Control Members

Trauma Tool Box for Primary Care

Child Abuse PediaLink Modules

Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Ivy + Bean…and the Measles

Residency Scholarships (Posted 1/15) - Deadline February 28, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Scholarship Program is designed to help allay financial difficulties for residents. The 2015 application is available now online and is due February 28, 2015. Please contact Kimberley VandenBrook with any questions at 800/433-9016, ext 7134. The 2015 Residency Scholarship Program is made possible through support from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the makers of Children’s Tylenol.

Resident Research Grants (Posted 1/15) – Deadline February 27, 2015
In an effort to enhance the development of research skills among physicians in training, the American Academy of Pediatrics administers the Resident Research Grant Program. This program gives residents the opportunity to conduct independent research projects and present their findings. The 2015 application is available now online and is due February 27, 2015. Please contact Jeannine Hess with any questions at 800/433-9016 ext 7876 or via email at

International Elective Awards (Posted 1/15) – Deadline March 15, 2015
Each academic year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will designate several $1,000 awards split in two cycles (number awarded per cycle will be at the discretion of the review committee) to categorical or combined-training pediatric residents who wish to complete a clinical pediatric elective in the developing world during residency. Fellowship Trainee members are also eligible to apply, however only one Fellowship Trainee applicant may be awarded per cycle at the discretion of the review committee. Applicants must be a member of the AAP Section on International Child Health (SOICH) in order to apply. Awards are given solely on the basis of the application and an online recommendation form. The International Elective Award application and recommendation are due March 15, 2015. The online application will be available year round at For more information, contact Kimberley VandenBrook via email or at 800/433-9016 ext. 7134.

AAP Launches AAP Chapter Twitter List (Posted 1/15)
The AAP - @AmerAcadPeds - has launched a Twitter list that includes all AAP chapters with active Twitter accounts. Subscribe to the list to follow what your state AAP chapter – and others around the country – are talking about and sharing.

Coordinating Center on Epilepsy Newsletter - December 2014 (Posted 1/15)
In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics was selected as the Coordinating Center for Children and Youth with Epilepsy (Center) under Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The Center provides continuous learning opportunities for MCHB grantees, the program’s Advisory Committee, as well as, other health professionals.  One of the learning tools the Center offers is a quarterly newsletter that includes important information on Center activities, Section on Neurology resources, medical home resources, grantee achievements, forthcoming events and more!   To view the December issue, click here. If you would like to subscribe or submit articles to the newsletter, please write to

Blueprint for Success: The Pediatric Medical Home is Here to Stay (Posted 1/15)
February 6, 2015 - Orlando, Florida
This AAP conference will examine transforming practices into a medical homes – maximizing both quality of care and profits. Faculty will debunk some common misconceptions about the medical home model, describe national policy perspectives shaping the movement, and offer practical guidance and tools necessary to make the transformation a reality. Register by January 12 for early-bird rates. Cost: $100

2015 Visiting Lectureship Program Grants (Posted 12/14) - Deadline January 30, 2015
The AAP Julius B. Richmond Visiting Lectureship Program provides grants of up to $3,000 to support two-day, customized, educational meetings aimed at protecting the health of children and families by controlling tobacco smoke exposure. The lectureships are designed to promote secondhand smoke exposure control and to integrate tobacco control and prevention into medical education, health departments and state or national pediatric organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad. The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2015 and awards will be made in April 2015. The Call for Proposals is posted on the AAP Richmond Center Web site.

Friends of Children Donate-A-Photo Opportunity (Posted 12/14) - Deadline extended to January 31, 2015
We want to make you aware of the Donate-a-photo funding opportunity that will benefit the Caring for Immigrant Children initiative the AAP is leading with initial funding from our Tomorrow’s Children Endowment. The Donate-a-photo program was launched at the NCE in San Diego and continues through January 31, 2015.  It costs nothing to participate. To get started, log on, download the app, and select the AAP Cause: Help a Child Who Fled to the U.S.! 

Each day you donate-a-photo Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to the AAP Friends of Children Fund for this Cause.  You can donate photos every day until January 31or until it reaches its goal of $50,000, whichever comes first.  Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a minimum contribution of $30,000 to the Friends of Children Fund for this cause. Remember, you and your friends can donate one photo a day from now until January 31! Don’t forget you can always donate directly to the Friends of Children Fund too!

2015 Advocacy Training Grants - Call for applications (Posted 12/14) - Deadline January 21, 2015
The 2015 Advocacy Training Grants call for applications will open Wednesday, December 3. The AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) will support four pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the 2015 AAP Legislative Conference on April 12-14, 2015, and then implement an educational advocacy project in collaboration with their AAP chapter. Applications will be due January 21, 2015.

CATCH Grant Applications Now Being Accepted (Posted 11/14) - Deadline January 30, 2015
Grants of up to $2,000 for pediatric residents are available from the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program for innovative initiatives that ensure all children, especially underserved children, have medical homes and access to health services not otherwise available in their communities.

Eligibility requirement―postgraduate status as of January 30, 2015
PL-1 or PL-2
PL-3 or below in medicine-pediatrics residency
PL-3 if planning a chief resident year in 4th year
PL-4 or below in triple-board residency
PL-3 residents may apply as co-applicants

Click here for more information. Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2015.

Welcome Kit for New Provisional Section on Tobacco Control Members (Posted 11/14)
Fall is a great time to join the AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control (PSOTCo) - new members joining between Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014 will receive a free welcome kit! Each kit contains exciting new items to help address tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in practice. PSOTCo membership is available for free to AAP members in good standing and to all others for only $20 per year. The PSOTCo offers opportunities for leadership, education, policy, advocacy, and collaboration with other child health clinicians who have an interest in tobacco prevention and control. Visit to join in as little as five minutes!

Trauma Tool Box for Primary Care (Posted 11/14)
This 6-part series was designed for primary care practice to help increase understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health. It provides suggestions for talking with families, identifying ways to prepare the medical home to address ACEs and other traumatic events, and more.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma
  • Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Other Types of Trauma in the Primary Care Setting
  • The Medical Home Approach to Identifying and Responding to Exposure to Trauma
  • Bring Out the Best in Your Children
  • When Things Aren’t Perfect: Caring for Yourself and Your Children
  • Protecting Physician Wellness: Working With Children Affected by Traumatic Events

This project was funded through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Access the materials at:

Child Abuse PediaLink Modules (Posted 11/14)
Abusive Head Trauma educates on identifying and evaluating abusive head trauma—the leading cause of infant homicide. Cases presented in the course focus on differentiating between accidental and abusive injuries, differential diagnosis, and common findings associated with abusive head trauma. 
Cutaneous Injury is an interactive, case-based course designed to increase pediatricians’ comfort and confidence identifying bruises and burns concerning for child physical abuse. Each module takes about an hour and qualifies for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM each. There is no cost for residents.  A fee of $24 for other AAP members. For more information and to register for the course, visit

Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings (Posted 11/14)
The AAP collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to coordinate a 1-hour Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call/webinar titled “Management and Prevention of Pediatric Influenza in Healthcare Settings” on September 18, 2014. During this COCA call, subject matter experts from CDC and the AAP discussed pediatric recommendations, strategies to improve influenza prevention and control in children, and ways to leverage seasonal influenza planning in pediatric offices and hospitals to improve pandemic preparedness. The expert speakers for the call were Joseph Bresee, MD, FAAP; Henry (Hank) Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP; and Brent Kaziny, MD, FAAP. Click here to access the archived webinar or presentation materials. Also, see the AAP Children and Disasters Web site or AAP Influenza Resources.

Ivy + Bean…and the Measles (Posted 11/14)
The AAP has partnered the Measles & Rubella Initiative (MRI) along with other stakeholders on a new education and fundraising campaign. The campaign includes posters and related materials designed by famed author and illustrator Sophie Blackall for distribution in multiple venues, including the pediatrician’s office. The posters features the beloved Ivy and Bean characters in comic book scene style as they illustrate a lesson in getting vaccinated. The campaign is a positive, relatable way to convey support for childhood immunization generally, and measles vaccination more specifically. It seeks to encourage uptake by venues such as children’s hospitals, and pediatricians’ offices, thus encouraging parents and kids to learn more about vaccine preventable illnesses and the miracle of vaccines. Materials are free of charge. Click here for more information or e-mail

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