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ABIM Offers New Adult Congenital Heart Disease Certificate

The American Board of internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) are pleased to provide updated information on ABIM's new area of certification: Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), which is designed to recognize the qualifications of physicians who are specialists in the care of a wide range of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Stockman Receives Special Award from APPD

Nashville, TN -- The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is proud to announce that James A. Stockman III, MD, was recently honored with a Special Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Medical Education and the Development of Pediatricians.

Dr. Stockman was presented with the special award by the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) on April 11, 2013 in Nashville, TN. He served as one of the APPD's first presidents, providing instrumental leadership when the organization was in its early years of development. The impact of his dedication and leadership in the pediatric medical education community spans more than 40 years.

New Lectureship Named in Honor of James A. Stockman III, MD

James A. Stockman III, MD

CHAPEL HILL, NC - American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) past President and CEO James A. Stockman III, who has been a driving force in pediatrics for a generation, will be honored in October 2014 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in San Diego, Calif.

Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Paul V. Miles Award

Do you know a colleague with outstanding accomplishments in Quality Improvement? Nominations for the 2014 Paul V. Miles Fellowship in Quality Improvement are now being accepted. This award was created to honor the passion for improving health care for children that Dr. Paul V. Miles exhibited throughout his career, including his years of service with the ABP.

ABP Announces New Communications Director

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has named Ramona DuBose as Director of Communications. DuBose will be responsible for developing the ABP's communications strategy. She will direct activities and services including Web content, online and print materials, media and public relations, executive communications and social media efforts.

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Dr. Lewis R. First Receives St. Geme Award

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations announced Lewis R. First, MD, MS, FAAP, as the 2014 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award. The award, given in honor of Dr. St. Geme, recognizes an individual who is a leader in the field of pediatrics, a role model, one who has contributed broadly to the field, and most important, "created a future."

Dr. First will receive this award on Saturday, May 3, 2014 during the Opening Session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

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Zhang Joins ABP to Lead Information Technology

Dongming Zhang, MLS, MS, has joined the American Board of Pediatrics as Vice President of Information Technology, effective March 17, 2014.

In his new role, Zhang will plan and direct the strategic goals and objectives of the information technology organization aligned with the ABP's overall business mission and plan. Reporting to the ABP's President and Chief Executive Officer, Zhang will be a member of the organization's senior management team.

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ABP Updates Privacy Policy

Changes were recently applied to the ABP Privacy Policy. Please click here to review and familiarize yourself with the policy.

ABP Chooses Two Paul V. Miles Fellows in Quality Improvement

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has chosen two pediatricians for the 2014 Paul V. Miles Fellowship in Quality Improvement.

The fellows are Brad C. Weselman, MD, a pediatrician practicing in Decatur, GA, and chairman of Atlanta's Kids Health First Quality/Utilization Management Committee, and Marlene R. Miller, MD, MSc, professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Each will receive a cash award, and will be invited to meet with the ABP to share their experience and insights on how the Board can further advance the mission of pediatricians devoted to better health care for children.

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