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Research, Quality Improvement Serves as Main Focus at Conference

The American Board of Pediatrics Foundation was one of five sponsors to support the 2013 Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI) Conference, which focused on "Doing Research at the Front Line of Improving Health Care."

The meeting was an international, inter-professional opportunity reviewing best methods for healthcare quality improvement research.

Paul V. Miles, MD, Immediate Past President for AHI and former American Board of Pediatrics Senior Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality, opened the meeting and introduced the keynote speaker, Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA.

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.

SCTC Final Recommendations Now Available!

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is pleased to announce the final recommendations from the Initiative on Subspecialty Clinical Training and Certification (SCTC).

Beginning in 2010, the ABP served as a catalyst to bring members of the pediatrics community together to review subspecialty fellowship training with a focus on competency-based education, clinical performance, and certification. As a result of this attention to competency and assessment, the ABP embarked on an initiative to evaluate the current model of subspecialty fellowship training and recommend changes, if warranted.

ABMS Launches Online Evidence Library

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) launched a new online library, showcasing evidence-based research that supports the value of certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC). This library will continue to grow as further studies are conducted and more literature is published.

ABP Names Inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is delighted to announce Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, as the inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement.

This award was created to honor the passion for improving healthcare for children that Dr. Paul V. Miles has exhibited throughout his career, including his years of service with the ABP. The award is bestowed on individuals who have dedicated themselves to quality improvement and demonstrated accomplishments leading to better healthcare for children.

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ABP Welcomes New VP of MOC and Quality

Dr. Virginia A. Moyer assumed her new position at the ABP in April 2013. Moyer brings to the role her knowledge, integrity, and a proven commitment to high-quality health care for children.

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.

Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, Discusses Importance of Collaborative Networks

Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, was interviewed by Steve Usdin of to discuss the importance of patient advocacy and the influence of collaborative networks, including that of the ImproveCareNow Network.

Dr. Renee R. Jenkins Receives St. Geme Award

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations announced Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, as the 2013 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. Jenkins will receive this award on Saturday, May 4, 2013 during the Opening Session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Washington, DC.

Related Link: Dr. Gail A. McGuinness Honored with St. Geme Award

The Pediatrics Milestone Project

Based on requests from members of the APPD, the American Board of Pediatrics has updated the Pediatrics Milestone Project document to include an appendix of the milestones alone without the background material. This makes it easier to print actual milestones for resident and faculty development. Thanks to Dr. Patricia Hicks for creating all of the the hyperlinks from the appendix back to the original document for ready access to the background and references which are so important in understanding the milestones.