Advocacy for Academic Pediatrics

Advocacy for Academic Pediatrics

Mandate:

  • Advance child health through scholarship and advocacy for the profession of academic pediatrics.

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Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and charge and APS Advocacy Committee to advance the Core Values and priorities of APS
  • Establish priorities for approval by Council
  • Strengthen linkage of APS Advocacy Committee to the Council and to the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC)
  • Align priorities to available advocacy resources through AAP Department of Federal Affairs Washington Office
  • Establish concrete outcomes and timelines for tracking and accountability
  • Launch communications and media relations plan to promote advocacy agenda to internal and external audiences and engage members in advancing priorities
  • Develop an Advocacy “Focus Page” for website with monthly updates
  • Develop with the Communication Committee a clear, value-added advocacy communication process going forward 

Committee Members & Terms

  • The Chair is appointed by Council and serves a three-year term, with future terms at the discretion of Council and a one-time maximum re-appointment
  • Committee Members are appointed for three-year terms, with a one-time maximum re-appointment. Terms will be staggered to ensure institutional memory

Chair
Scott C. Denne, MD (Term: 5/2018 – 5/2021)

Council Liaison
Jonathan M. Davis, MD (Term: 5/2012 – 5/2019)

Members
Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD, MBA (Term: 5/2018 – 5/2021)
Bertram Lubin, MD (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020)
James M. Perrin, MD (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020)
DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020)
Roberta G. Williams, MD (Term: 5/2018 – 5/2021)

Communications

Communications

Mandate:

  • Develop and implement effective internal and external communication strategies and programs to engage the membership and promote the APS mission.

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 Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Establish a joint APS and SPR Communications Committee
  • Redesign, launch and maintain an attractive, relevant, high quality website
  • Increase media relations to advance APS Core Values

Committee Members & Terms:

  • The Chair is appointed by Council and serves a three year term, with future terms at the discretion of Council and a one-time maximum re-appointment.
  • Committee Members appointed for three-year terms, with a one-time maximum re-appointment. Terms will be staggered to ensure institutional memory.

Chair
Thomas D. Scholz, MD (Term: 5/2018 – 5/2021)

Members
Michael Cabana, MD, MPH (Term 5/2018 – 2021)
Valerie Charlton (Term 5/2018 – 2021)
Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH (Term: 5/2018-2021)
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD (Term: 5/2016 – 5/2019)
Akhil Maheshwari MD (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020)
Barbara Ostrov, MD (Term 5/2018 – 2021)
Michael A. Portman, MD (Term: 5/2018 – 5/2021)

Leadership in Academic Pediatrics

Leadership in Academic Pediatrics

Mandate:

  • Build leadership skills and mentor strong leaders at every phase of career development in academic pediatrics.

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Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing leadership sessions organized at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting and identifying those that would be beneficial for APS members seeking to learn more about issues in academic medicine, administrative practice and national initiatives and perspectives that influence clinical care, research in children’s health and educational training. These sessions will be designated in the PAS Program Guide as “APS Recommended Leadership Development Sessions.”
  • Work with APS staff to enhance website to provide leadership information: a) to enable the linking of interested mentors with mentees focusing on specific leadership positions, and b) to link other sites that provide information on leadership training (e.g., AMSPDC Pediatric Leadership Development Fellowship, ELAM, etc.).
  • Identify national leadership positions for which qualified APS members might serve, i.e. Dean, University President, Provost, Research Institute Director, NIH Directorships, FDA, ABP, etc.
  • Collaborate with other pediatric organizations to develop or to foster leadership coaching and mentoring.
  • Increase the number of APS members placed in key national leadership positions.
  • Identify leaders who should be nominated for membership in APS and encourage APS members and leaders throughout academic pediatrics to nominate them.

Committee Members & Terms

  • Limited to five (5) active APS members including the Chair who will be an active member of APS Council with an appointment of no less than three (3) years.
  • Membership is solicited from APS membership and include individuals who have either:
  • An interest in or formal training in leadership/coaching, and/or
  • Experience in a leadership position, i.e. Chair/Dean/Institute Director
  • In the first year of committee establishment, terms will be staggered to ensure continuity.

Co-chairs
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH (Term: 2014-2017, 2017-2020)
Norman D. Rosenblum, MD (Term: 2015-2018, 2018-2021)

Members
Aaron Friedman, MD (Term: 2017-2020)
Maryellen Gusic, MD (Term: 2017-2020)
Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH. (Term: 2017-2020)