Advocacy for Academic Pediatrics

Advocacy for Academic Pediatrics

Charge:

  • 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

Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP Co-Chair (Term 11/2018- 5/2021)
David Keller, MD, Co-Chair (Term 11/2018 – 5/2021)

Council Liaison
Susan Baker, MD (Term: 5/2019 – 5/2022)

Members

Jonathan M. Davis, MD (Term: 5/2012 – 5/2022)
Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD, MBA (Term: 5/2019 – 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: 5/2019 – 5/2021)

Communications

Communications

Charge:

  • 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)

Career Support

Career Support

Charge:

  • Provide career support to enable academic pediatric leaders to maximize their professional aspirations.

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*former Leadership in Academic Pediatrics Committee

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, education, and research in children’s health. These sessions will be designated in the PAS Program Guide as “APS Recommended Leadership Development Sessions.”

Responsible for developing themes arising from the ‘career support’ theme within the current APS Strategic Plan. Specifically, to develop programs aimed at supporting career transitions by APS members and coaching of and by APS members focused on career development.

 

Committee Members & Terms

Committee Members are active APS members who are appointed to a three-year term which may be renewed once, for a maximum term of six years. Committee membership must include at least one Council Member.  Chairs can be any member of the committee.

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

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

Members

Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH (2018-2021)
Candice Fike, MD (2018-2021)
Aaron Friedman, MD (Term: 2017-2020)
Maryellen Gusic, MD (Term: 2017-2020)
Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH. (Term: 2017-2020)