Residency Hardship Scholarships (Posted 4/16) – Deadline April 22, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics Residency Hardship Scholarship Program is designed to help allay financial difficulties for residents. The 2016 application is available now online and is due April 22, 2016. Please contact Kimberley VandenBrook with any questions at 800/433-9016, ext 7134. The 2016 Residency Hardship Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of the AAP Friends of Children Fund.
Community Pediatrics Visiting Professorship (Posted 4/16) – Deadline May 11, 2016
The 2016 Call for Applications for the Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship program opens March 16. This program will support up to eight accredited pediatric residency programs with a maximum of $4,500 each to implement 2- or 3-day programs focusing on resident education, faculty development and building partnerships for community health and advocacy.
Lasker Foundation Essay Contest (Posted 4/16) – Deadline April 25, 2016
The Lasker Foundation has announced its essay contest. The 2016 competition asks medical students, interns, residents, fellows, doctoral students, and others to write on the topic, "Which fundamental discoveries in basic medical research have not been clinically explored and translated into better human health?" First prize is $10,000 and a trip to New York to meet the 2016 Lasker Award winners. The deadline is April 25.
Pediatrics Monthly Feature Call for Submissions (Posted 4/16)
The AAP Section on Medical Students, Resident and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) now publishes a column in the Pediatrics “Monthly Feature” section three times a year. The column editors are currently seeking articles. Click here for submission instructions or contact the section editors at SOMSRFTpediatrics@aap.org for further information.
AAP Community of Immunizers Now Offers Vaccine Hesitancy Module (Posted 4/16)
The AAP CISP Community of Immunizers, an online site for collaboration and discussion for immunizers, is now offering an educational module on vaccine hesitancy. The site’s vaccine storage and handling module remains available. The SharePoint is an innovative way to provide education, resources, practice improvement projects, and a connection to colleagues who are passionate about immunization.
For each topic, the Community of Immunizers site will provides:
- Practical resources for your office
- A Webinar, online course or other educational piece – most will include CME credits
- A Special Section of the Immunization Initiatives Newsletter dedicated to the current topic
- A Discussion Board to pose/answer questions and discuss successes and challenges with peers
- A suggested practice improvement project with possible measures
- Coming soon! – Practice-change tools, including sample Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles
NCECHW Early Care and Education/Medical Home Learning Collaborative Call for Applications (Posted 4/16) – Deadline April 30, 2016
A call for applications is now open for the National Center on Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) Early Care and Education/Medical Home Learning Collaborative. Teams will be expected to use quality improvement strategies to improve collaboration among medical homes, ECE programs, and other community partners. Teams selected for this learning collaborative will be asked to incorporate the issue of toxic stress throughout their general collaboration activities. If awarded, each partnership would receive $7,500 to assist with the costs of building the partnership. The application due date is Saturday, April 30th 2016. To access the application overview and form, contact Stephanie Womack at 847-434-7612.
AAP Quality Connections – Spring Issue (Posted 4/16)
The spring issue of AAP Quality Connections is available. Content from the spring issue of AAP Quality Connections:
- COQIPS Committee Updates
- National Quality and Patient Safety Update
- My Quality Journey by Terry Adirim
- COQIPS Liaison Updates—NICHQ and Parent
- QuIIN Update
- EQIPP + Live Offer New and Immediate Way to Increase QI
- Announcements, Opportunities, Resources from AAP
Webinar: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) Webinar Series (Posted 4/16)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:00pm EST
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) program hosts a regularly scheduled webinar series. These webinars are educational presentations by environmental health experts that focus on current and emerging issues in pediatric and reproductive environmental health. These events are free and continuing education (CE) credit is available, including CME and CNE. The next webinar “Shifting Gears: The Built Environment and its Role in Reducing Health Disparities”, will be on April 12, 2016 at 1 PM EST and will be presented by Lois Wessel, RN, FNP-BC. Click here to register.
Webinar: Improving Oral Health Care for American Indian/Alaska Native Children: The Menominee Model (Posted 4/16)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:00pm EST
- Be able to describe the severity of the dental caries problem in the AI/AN population.
- Understand the clinical tools available to use to address the problem.
- Recognize the community and financial resources that are needed to increase access and treatment for these children.
Click here to register for the FREE webinar, sponsored by the AAP Indian Health Special Interest Group.
FACE Poverty February 2016 Newsletter (Posted 3/16)
Our newsletter this quarter is focusing on access and lack-thereof for our poverty stricken families. Read about how you can help your community gain better access to a medical home in this quarters' newsletter! For more information on "what's new" for our FACE Poverty campaign and how to get involved, visit our campaign webpage.
Don’t Forget to Ask about Job Benefits (Posted 3/16)
The good news is that according to results from the AAP 2014 Annual Survey of Graduating Residents, nearly all graduating pediatric residents reported they had secured a job or fellowship, and few reported difficulty finding a position. The bad news is that “Few residents feel prepared to review job contracts, negotiate benefits.” When you are on the job market, remember to have a plan for discussing benefits that are important to you with potential employers. AND don’t forget about the Academy’s PedJobs resource for information on finding a job and much more.
AAP Introduces Online Motor Delay Tool (Posted 3/16)
AAP recently launched Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look For, an interactive online tool, for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child’s motor development. Pediatricians who are approached with these concerns can refer to the AAP clinical report, Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation, which includes an algorithm to guide developmental surveillance and screening, red flags signaling a need for prompt referral and recommendations, including appropriate testing.
Clinical Case Program – Call for Abstracts (Posted 2/16) - Deadline April 8, 2016
Have you come across a unique case on your clinical rotations? Have some interesting research you want to share? The AAP is now accepting abstracts for the 2016 National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, CA! Medical Students, Residents and Fellows may submit case reports for a poster presentation - this is a great opportunity to present a case report at a national conference and network with your peers at the same time! Submission is free, and the deadline is April 8, 2016. You may also submit research abstracts to other sections and councils for consideration for oral or poster presentation during the conference weekend; be aware you will have to pay dues in that section/council in order to submit. Visit the Call for Abstracts website for further information.
Join the New Provisional Section on Child Death Review & Prevention (Posted 2/16)
A Provisional Section on Child Death Review & Prevention has been established to support pediatricians involved in reviewing child deaths. The section will focus on enhancing prevention efforts through the use of review data and recommendations from teams. Members of the new section can expect education and networking opportunities as well as team support. Take advantage of free membership by contacting Florence Rivera to join the new Section!
Strategies to Enhance Care for Hispanic Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Posted 2/16)
Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation based on lessons learned from a community-based medical home project in Rhode Island, this fact sheet provides clinicians with strategies on how to enhance care for Hispanic children, youth and their families.