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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.

Dr. Louis E Underwood, 1937–2014

Dr. Louis E Underwood, pioneering pediatric endocrinologist, died July 21, 2014, in Rockville, MD. He was 77 years old.

Born on Feb 20, 1937, he was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt Medical School, where he also completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in pediatrics. Dr. Underwood also served in the United States Navy.

Health Literacy PIM 'Teaching Back' to Doctors

Dr. Cesar Arias has spent his career treating children in inner city neighborhoods in the Bronx, N.Y. and now in Baltimore, MD. He works in an urgent care clinic, and in the emergency room at St. Agnes Hospital.

Drs Arias & Noja

PIM Helping Improve ADHD Care

FORT WORTH, TX -- In more than 20 years of pediatric practice, Dr. Zeda Amaya has seen a lot of changes. For example, new vaccinations have dramatically decreased the number of meningitis cases she sees. She’s getting accustomed to electronic medical records that allow her immediate access to lab reports and discharge summaries, instead of waiting for a nurse to pull the files.

Program Directors Guide Residents, Trainees During Formative Years

Over a month almost two years ago, an artist painted the walls of the Duke Health Center in Durham, N.C.

Each section of the building’s interior now represents a different part of the globe. The front waiting area is a jungle with smiling monkeys swinging from vines; one back hall takes a visitor through Europe; turn another corner, and they are amid the snow and ice of the Antarctic. Each area is truly its own world.

Within this world, and among patients and medical trainees,  Dr. Suzanne Woods is at home.

ABP Publishes 2013 Annual Report

The ABP is pleased to publish the 2013 Annual Report, featuring accomplishments of its diplomats, staff and Board of Directors.

The organizations recognizes important milestones throughout the year of 2013, including advancements in initiatives focusing on subspecialty clinical training, the continued collection and analysis of workforce data, and the completion of the Dr. David G. Nichols' first year as President and CEO.

Please join us in our year-in-review by clicking here to view the 2013 ABP Annual Report.

Jerry Umanos, MD

Dr. Jerry Umanos, 57, a Chicago pediatrician who was a volunteer at the Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, when a security officer began shooting hospital personnel, according to news reports. Two other physicians were killed and at least one person was wounded in the attack.

Dr. Umanos had volunteered at the Cure hospital in Afghanistan for nine years, treating children and helping train Afghan doctors. CURE is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs in 29 countries that delivers medical care to children and families with treatable conditions.

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.

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