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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.

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.

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.

Click here to read full press release.

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.

Click here to read full press release.

Pediatric Milestones Video Explains Importance of Project

Still have questions about the Pediatric Milestones Project, created by The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)?

Answers are available in a new video, starring Mark Batshaw, MD, Physician-In-Chief and Chief Academic Officer at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. In the six-minute video, Dr. Batshaw explains the focus and process of the Pediatric Milestones Project.

ABMS President Blogs About Value of MOC

Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), has published an editorial on The Health Care Blog: "Why Maintenance of Certification Will Make you a Better Doctor."

The article looks at both the pros and cons of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Read her editorial.

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