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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) applauds the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding $1 million to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Anderson Center at Cincinnati Children’s to support the development of a Learning Health Network focused on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The funding is for 2021 and is renewable in 2022.

The development of a learning health network for SCD was proposed by the ABP’s Family Leadership Committee several years ago. In follow up, the ABP Foundation hosted a meeting…

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Due to challenges faced by many pediatricians during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has added flexibility to the practice pathway for board certification in Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM).

The “look-back window” — the period of time prior to the examination when a hospitalist must have practiced a minimum number of hours — has been expanded from four to five years in an effort to help pediatricians meet the number of hours required to be eligible to take the exam.

“We realize the pandemic has made it difficult to meet practice-hour requirements in 2020,” says Suzanne Woods, MD, Executive Vice President for Credentialing and Initial…

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Recently released results from an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) 2019 survey of MOCA-Peds participants show what pediatricians think about the new way to test their knowledge, among other key findings.

MOCA-Peds (Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics) allows board-certified pediatricians to answer questions online on their own computers instead of taking an exam at a proctored testing center.

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Dr. Bill SchnaperH. William (Bill) Schnaper, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s Hospital, died Nov. 19, 2020, at the age of 70. He was the Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Research Professor in Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Schnaper served on the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Pediatric Nephrology Subboard for 20 years. During his tenure, he rose to chair the subboard and then served as medical editor for the past…

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MOCA-Peds logoOn Nov. 5, 2020, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) took down its MOCA-Peds mobile app for an extended period of evaluation and maintenance. The app, formerly available at the App Store and Google Play, provided a smartphone or tablet option for pediatricians who participate in the MOCA-Peds online assessment to maintain their certification.  

While the mobile app is on hiatus, MOCA-Peds participants will continue to answer MOCA-Peds questions in a browser on their desktop or laptop computers. Only smartphone and tablet use are…

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) seeks a highly respected and accomplished pediatrician to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The selected individual will replace current ABP President and CEO David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, who assumed leadership of the ABP in 2012 and will retire in December 2021.

The new President will take the helm at the ABP at a unique time in our nation’s history when strong and courageous leadership in health care will be needed as never before. As the public face of the ABP, the President will maintain and strengthen critical relationships outside of the organization and work alongside the…

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Dr. Paul V. MilesThe American Board of Pediatrics established the Paul V. Miles Fellowship to honor Dr. Miles’ years of service as Senior Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality Improvement. This fellowship is awarded annually to a board-certified pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist who has demonstrated excellence in improving the quality of care for children. The fellowship carries a cash award and an invitation to the American Board of Pediatrics in Chapel Hill to share knowledge that will…

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MOCA-Peds Now Available

As the third quarter of MOCA-Peds was scheduled to end, some participants experienced service interruptions with the MOCA-Peds platform.

We deeply apologize for this inconvenience and cannot thank you enough for your patience as we worked to resolve the technical issues.

To better support you, we have extended the Quarter 3 deadline through Friday, Oct. 9, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

We have also extended our Support Center hours until 8 …

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Dr. Nichols with the Jacobi MedallionDavid G. Nichols, MD, MBA, President and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), will receive the prestigious Jacobi Medallion, given annually by the Mount Sinai Health System since 1952. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the fields of clinical medicine or biomedical research.

Dr. Nichols graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 1977. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During…

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Dr. Stacy NicholsonThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) congratulates Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH, for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at Habersham Central High School in July. As the first recipient of this honor and to commemorate the school’s 50th graduation, Dr. Nicholson was invited to give the commencement address. He graduated from the school in 1977.

Dr. Nicholson is chair-elect of the ABP’s Board of Directors and will assume the role of chair in 2021. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2015 and…

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