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Publications

Abstracts for research papers, reports, and commentaries that are supported in part or in full by the ABP or ABP Foundation or on which ABP staff serve as authors – and have been published in major journals – are provided below.

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Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, Lauren M. Moran, Laura Spera, Gail A. McGuinness, David K. Stevenson on behalf of The Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2014
Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

Background
Recently the American Board of Pediatrics has undertaken an effort to examine the components and structure of pediatric fellowship training. To provide the current status of training programs and the perspectives of those in positions of leadership regarding fellowship training, a study of all fellowship program directors in the United States was undertaken.

Methods
We conducted a mail survey of all 719 pediatric fellowship program directors in the United States.

Results
The response rate was 82.2...

Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, Lauren M. Moran, Laura Spera, Gail A. McGuinness, David K. Stevenson on behalf of The Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2014
Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

Background
The American Board of Pediatrics certifies physicians in general pediatrics and 14 pediatric subspecialties. Historically, all subspecialties have a standard pathway of training that is 3 years in duration to ensure time for both clinical and scholarly training and experience. In 2004, the American Board of Pediatrics expanded the scope for scholarly activity in fellowship training to include the assignment of each fellow to a Scholarship Oversight Committee and the completion of a scholarly activities core curriculum across subspecialties.

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Freed GL, Dunham KM, Gebremariam A.
2013
Journal of Hospital Medicine
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ABSTRACT:

Objective
In 2005, we conducted a study of the prevalence of board certification requirements for hospital privileging and found that one-third of hospitals did not require pediatricians to be board certified. In 2010, the American Board of Pediatrics implemented the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. To examine changes in the policies of hospitals regarding requirements for board certification, we surveyed privileging personnel at hospitals across the country.

Study Design
Telephone survey between April 2010 and June 2010 of...

Gary L. Freed, MD, MPHEmail the author MD, MPH Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, MPP, Kristy Martyn, PhD, CPNP-PC, Leanne Nantais-Smith, PhD, NNP-BC, Lauren M. Moran, BA, Laura Spera, MS, MCS
2013
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
ABSTRACT:

Background
There is a nationwide shortage of neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs). Strategies to increase NNPs must be informed by an understanding of their career motivations and decision processes.

Methods
Mail survey of all NNPs who applied to take the initial certification exam between January 2010 and June 2011 (N = 491).

Results
Response rate was 84.6%. Most NNPs (60%, n = 214) decided to pursue education as an advanced practice nurse while in practice as an RN and 22% (N = 80) prior to...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Moran LM, Spera L; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2012
Pediatrics
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ABSTRACT:

Background and Objective
​Changes to the structure and nature of resident duty hour assignments can create compensatory workforce needs in hospital or outpatient settings to ensure appropriate patient care. The objective of this study was to understand what, if any, adjustments children's hospitals have made in staffing and assignments of specific duties during the past 2 years as a result of residency duty hour changes, and what changes are anticipated in the upcoming 2 years.

Methods
Mail survey to chief executive officers and chief...