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Zuckerman 2015 Recipient of Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

Barry S. Zuckerman, MD, FAAP, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award for his tireless efforts to understand how social and environmental factors adversely impact children, and to create practical, scalable and sustainable tools that allow pediatric practitioners to intervene to improve developmental outcomes.

ABP Releases Updated Workforce Data

The 2014–2015 Workforce Databook is now available. It features rich data on pediatricians entering the workforce, including the total number of physicians initially certified in 2014 for each of the certificates the ABP administers and their demographic information.

Have you ever wondered how many General Pediatricians or how many subspecialists were certified by the ABP? What is the ratio of men-to-women in the pediatric workforce? Where are these physicians located throughout the United States?

Read the 2014-2015 Workforce Data Book.

Study shows majority of new pediatricans satisfied with first jobs

According to a recent study, at least one group of doctors seem to be happy with their first jobs out of residency.

That group? Pediatricians.

The findings, published March 23rd in Pediatrics, show that more than 80% of new pediatricians are very satisfied with their post-residency jobs and how those positions matched with their future plans, career goals and lifestyle.

Leslie to lead American Board of Pediatrics Research

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has named Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH as Vice President for Research, with responsibility for developing and leading all research programs for the ABP and the ABP Foundation.

Dr. Leslie is board certified in general pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics, and is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she is Co-Principal Investigator of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

2015 Future of Testing Conference

What will ABP testing look like in the future? That will be the subject of a May 2015 conference in Durham, N.C., which will explore innovative ways to measure knowledge, learning and competency.

Nichols' Blog: "Global Health" is "Health"

A host of medical problems--not just Ebola--has made it clear that there is no longer a plausible separation between global health and health in the United States. In this month’s blog, Dr. Nichols explores the implications for pediatricians in regards to training, knowledge and professionalism.

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Moyer MOC Article Published in Contemporary Pediatrics

This summer, Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, ABP's Vice President for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Quality, wrote an article published in Contemporary Pediatrics. The article addresses some of the myths regarding MOC, what the process entails, why the program is important and what it helps to accomplish. 

Nichols To Receive Prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine Award

David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, American Board of Pediatrics President and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award, presented annually by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

American Board of Pediatrics Launches Redesigned Website

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has redesigned its website, www.abp.org.

In response to feedback from users, the site has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pediatricians, program directors, residents, fellows, parents, and caregivers.

New features include:

Dr. Moyer Co-Authors Article Published in JAMA

Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, ABP's Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality, co-authored an article published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr. Moyer also serves as the chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force.

Moyer, along with Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, and James M. Perrin, MD, focused on the use of clinical preventative services (CPSs). As the authors state, these services rendered throughout the stages of a child's life, could ultimately lead to improved outcomes. Unfortunately, millions of children may not be benefiting from these services.

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