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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) congratulates Sarah S. Long, MD, on receiving the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

Dr. Long is Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She also…

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The ABP welcomed about 20 certified pediatric subspecialists to our offices in Chapel Hill this week to help write exam questions. Each had volunteered to through the ABP’s nominations tool, which allows pediatricians to nominate themselves or someone they know for an appointment to one of the examination committees or subspecialty subboards.

“We launched the tool as a way to get more people involved from different parts of the country and in different stages of their careers,” said Linda Althouse, PhD, ABP Vice President of Psychometrics and Assessment Services. “Their involvement in question-writing helps ensure that…

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Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, has been chosen by the Association of Rice (University) Alumni to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Moyer, the Vice President of Maintenance of Certification and Quality at the American Board of Pediatrics, graduated from Rice in 1974 with a BA in psychology.

“The terrific faculty at Rice, who were simultaneously demanding and supportive, and outstanding fellow…

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David Kendall Stevenson M.D., has been chosen to receive the 2016 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO).  The award will be presented to Dr. Stevenson on April 30, 2016, at the opening session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, MD. 

The Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award was created in honor of Dr. St. Geme to recognize a pediatrician who is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an…

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The American Board of Pediatrics named Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA as its 2016 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award winner.

Dr. Anderson exemplifies the qualifying characteristics of the PVM Fellow, which is defined as a mid-career pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of care for children.

“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Paul V. Miles Fellowship in Quality Improvement,” Dr. Anderson said. “This recognition truly represents advancements in…

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The medical profession has traditionally held itself accountable for providing quality care to patients. At a time of rapid change in health care, it is the goal of physicians, specialists, and health systems to keep up with the explosion of knowledge, advances in technology, and changes in health care delivery systems. Demonstrating competence in the modern era is uniquely challenging, but fundamentally important.

What has not changed, however, is a set of shared foundational values that will continue to shape the practice of modern medicine. These values include a commitment to professionalism as demonstrated by the following:

  • Staying current with changes in medical…
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Julia McMillan, MD, will present the second annual Stockman Lecture on Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, being held this year in Washington, D.C. Dr. McMillan is Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In her address, titled “Mind the Gap – What’s Missing in the Education of…

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently contributed its insight to develop and publish “Opportunities for Integrating MOC Part IV Requirements into PBRN Practices” (PDF). This resource helps organizations support their clinicians engaging in quality and practice improvement through principles, approaches and strategies.

The field guide, published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), aims to facilitate a more aligned approach to quality improvement efforts as physicians seek Part…

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In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) started the Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study (PLACES). On July 27th, Pediatrics, the official journal of the AAP, published "A Longitudinal Study of Pediatricians in Their Careers: PLACES" online. The study "tracks the personal and professional experiences of early career pediatricians." Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, Vice President of Research at the American Board of Pediatrics, is a co-author along with other national leaders in pediatrics. 

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Two recent papers addressing children’s behavioral and mental health needs across the U.S. have just been published by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The two papers entitled "A Challenge to Unleash the Power of Prevention" and "Unleashing the Power of Prevention," are available online as part of the "NAM…

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