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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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As Isaias moves through the Atlantic Ocean and eastern states, some Prometric testing sites might be closed. We understand that this would be a great inconvenience for those who are scheduled to take their initial certifying subspecialty examination on Aug. 3.

If you are in an affected area and are scheduled to take an exam at a Prometric Testing Center, please visit the Prometric Site Closure list above. If your testing site is closed, there is nothing for you to do at this time. Prometric will work closely with…

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Dr. Jimmy L. SimonJimmy L. Simon, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, died June 4, 2020. 

Certified in General Pediatrics, Dr. Simon was a volunteer with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for more than 20 years, starting as an oral examiner. He also served on the ABP Board of Directors, Long-Range Planning Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Joint Committee with the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC), and the Certifying…

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In addition to the trauma of COVID-19, the chronic, latent trauma of racism has exploded with increasing force over the past weeks. Consistent with our mission statement, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Board of Directors has voted to release the statement below. 

Racism is life-threatening and life-ending. As pediatricians, we see its pernicious effects on newborns and children of color and their families. In this moment of national mourning and anger over the lethal effects of racism, the American Board of Pediatrics pledges to do its part to fight racism in children’s lives. In particular, we commit to working with others to eliminate racial disparities in health…

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Dr. Thomas R. KinneyThomas R. Kinney, MD, Duke University School of Medicine Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics, died May 25, 2020. 

Dr. Kinney was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. He had been a volunteer with the ABP since 1992, serving on the Certifying Exam Committee and the Long-Range Planning Committee.

Renowned as a pediatric hematologist, Dr…

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Dr. David TurnerThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has selected David A. Turner, MD, to be Vice President for Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME), beginning Sept. 9, 2020. Dr. Turner will succeed Carol L. Carraccio, MD, MA, who will retire June 30.

Currently, Dr. Turner is with the Duke University Hospital and Health System, where he is Associate Director, Graduate Medical Education; Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care; and Section Chief, Pediatric Intensive…

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Judy ShawThe Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) has announced that Judith “Judy” Shaw, EdD, MPH, Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics at Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been selected by its Board of Directors as the incoming PAS Meeting Program Chair-elect. She will serve as PAS Meeting Program Chair-elect from July 2020 through June 2022, and as Program Chair from July 2022 through June 2024. She is the first nonpediatrician to serve in this prestigious role.

Shaw is the public member on the American…

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Dr. Carol CarraccioCarol Carraccio, MD, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Vice President for Competency-Based Medical Education, has received the 2020 John P. Hubbard Award, presented annually by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). She shares the award with Rebecca Lipner, PhD, Senior Vice President for Assessment and Research at the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Created in 1983, the award is given annually to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the pursuit of excellence…

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