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AMSPDC Committees

Clinical Care Committee

The AMSPDC Clinical Care Committee strives to share best practices and approaches to new challenges in an effort to promote access to high quality care for all children. With these goals in mind, the committee focused its attention on the unprecedented challenges created by COVID-19. Most centers felt under-prepared to meet the clinical strains of this pandemic. We have created a survey instrument to gather data on the range of responses by member institutions. This will help create a repository of information that could be very helpful in coordinating a response when faced with another challenge like this.

Chair: Lucky Jain, MD, Emory University School of Medicine

Allison Eddy, MD, BC Children’s Hospital

Morris Gessouroun, MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Stanford University School of Medicine

Ann Reed, MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Judith L. Schaechter, MD, MBA, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Christopher Tiongson, MD, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Yasmin Tyler-Hill, MD, FAAP, Morehouse School of Medicine

Nominations Committee

Michael Artman, MD Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Patrick Brophy, MD University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Stephanie Davis, MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Advocacy Committee and Pediatric Policy Council (PPC)

The AMSPDC Advocacy Liaisons represent AMSPDC on the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC). The PPC has representatives from the major national pediatric organizations and is led by AAP. The PPC provides advocacy and policy recommendations primarily at the national level. This provides an opportunity for AMSPDC to offer input on a variety of important issues that impact child health and pediatric research.

Michael Artman, MD Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Tina Cheng, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

PLDP Committee

The PLDP fellowship program aims to foster the leadership development of academic pediatricians poised to become a pediatric chair in North America. The program will prepare them to lead our profession through the rapidly changing environment of academic medicine and health care in general.

The yearlong fellowship program consists of:

  1. Formal Mentorship Program: This program is modeled on the current mentorship program AMSPDC has developed for new chairs. It consists of matching the candidate to a chair who matches their leadership interests and needs. The mentors are members of AMSPDC who meet the mentorship criteria set by the AMSPDC Leadership Committee. The mentor serves as support to the candidate during, and if desired by both parties, following the yearlong fellowship program.
  2. Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program: This program connects all members of each year’s cohort to rely on each other for support and information and possibly to work in teams during the leadership program on their projects. During the sessions, topics of importance to successful chairs of Departments (finance, recruitment, retention, philanthropy) are presented and discussed by the fellows.
  3. AAMC Emerging Leaders Seminar: This seminar, sponsored by the AAMC allows PLDP fellows to join attendees from other disciplines in leadership sessions.
  4. Leadership Development Project: This involves development of projects of value to the home department of the fellow, completed in conjunction with the home based Chair or immediate supervisor.
  5. Attendance at Two Consecutive AMSPDC Annual Meetings: Fellows attend two Annual AMSPDC meetings, first as the incoming cohort of fellows then as the outgoing cohort as well as a meeting of the AMSPDC Board of Directors.

Chair: Catherine Scott Manno, MD, New York University School of Medicine

Michael Artman, MD Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Loretta Cordova de Ortega, MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD, Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair, Childrens Hospital Colorado

Gerald M. Loughlin, MD, Weill Cornell Univ. SOM, NY Presbyterian Hospital

Planning Committee

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee needs YOU! Diverse representation from the AMSPDC family in terms of department size, chair experience and geography, etc is essential to successfully representing AMSPDC to produce a valuable and relevant annual meeting for everyone. The committee incorporates representation from other AMPSDC standing committee with “at-large” members to utilize AMSPDC member feedback/evaluations and knowledge of current “hot topics” to plan the Saturday – Sunday agenda for the annual meeting.

Chair: Mary Leonard, MD Stanford University School of Medicine

Past Chair: Brian Pate, MD, University of Kansas, Wichita School of Medicine

Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Steven Czinn, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Barbara Ostrov, MD, Albany Medical Center

Ann Reed, MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Education Committee

If you have an interest in medical education, The AMSPDC Education Committee is for you! The Education Committee provides you with an opportunity to discuss and disseminate high-quality innovative models of education within our Departments and across the educational continuum. Our committee represents AMSPDC in a number of national initiatives that impact medical education and provides an opportunity to contribute to the dialogue that is occurring in the many organizations involved in medical education. We host national webinars, publish regularly in AMSPDC Pages and develop the strategic input for educational regulations that are being considered by the ACGME, the NBME and other national organizations.

Chair: Douglas Carlson, MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Xylina Bean, MD, Meharry Medical College

Mitchell B. Cohen, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

B. Keith English, MD, Michigan State University College of Medicine

Barbara Ostrov, MD, Albany Medical Center

Judith L. Schaechter, MD, MBA, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Christopher Smith, MD, FAAP, OU Tulsa, School of Community Medicine

New Chairs Committee

The New Chairs committee supports new AMSPDC members appointed within the last three years. The Committee members familiarize new members to the organization, maintain a mentor program and develop the yearly New Chairs Program. Our goal is to foster a welcoming collaborative learning environment to help chairs transition into their roles. There are monthly calls and members assist with communication, mentorship and content development.

Chair: Patricia Emmanuel, MD University of South Florida College of Medicine

Michael Artman, MD Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Frederick (Rick) Barr, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi

Geoff Binney, MD, Tufts Medical Center

Charlotte Boney, MD Baystate Children’s Hospital

Mitchell B. Cohen, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (

Lewis First, MD, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Morris Gessouroun, MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Bruce Rubin, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Mary Taylor, MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Research Committee

AMSPDC’s Research Committee is focused at ensuring that children and adolescents will continue to experience and benefit from innovations in medical care. Ensuring a better tomorrow for our patients depends on research focused on children and adolescents, whether in the lab, behind a computer analyzing big data, or anything in between. Our committee focuses on how AMSPDC can strengthen the ‘pediatric research pipeline’ and support those who have entered the pipeline. We ask whether the pediatric academic community is pursuing research that is relevant to the health and wellbeing of the patient population that we serve. Our pipeline programs should be training pediatric investigators of the future and our committee is committed to identifying and promoting areas of discovery that are emerging or underrepresented in child health.

Chair: Lisa Satlin, MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Max Coppes, MD, PhD, University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine

Stephanie Davis, MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Terence Dermody, MD, Unversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

David Gozal, MD, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

Raphael Hirsch, MD University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Jordan Orange, MD Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sally Radovick, MD Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Gary Silverman, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Stephen Teach, MD George Washington University School of Medicine

Ex officio: Sallie Permar, MD, PhD Duke University School of Medicine

Membership & Bylaws Committee

Chair: Pedro de Alarcon, MD, University of Illinois/Peoria College of Medicine

Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Norman Christopher, MD, Akron Children’s Hospital

Alan R. Cohen, MD, Emeritus Member

Charles Schleien, MD, MBA, Barabara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The AMSPDC Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee was formed and charged in 2020 to assist AMSPDC in developing a vision and goals that will help establish a path forward for AMSPDC around diversity, equity and inclusion. The goals and recommendations outlined by the committee should interlace across the organization; throughout our leadership, committees and working groups. The committee will also explore how AMSPDC can support Pediatric Chairs in addressing DEI goals. The membership term is for 2 years.

Chair: Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Pedro de Alarcon, MD, University of Illinois/Peoria College of Medicine

Xylina Bean, MD, Meharry Medical College

Patrick Brophy, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Phyllis Dennery, MD, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University

Lewis First, MD, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Raphael Hirsch, MD University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Judith L. Schaechter, MD, MBA, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Yasmin Tyler-Hill, MD, FAAP, Morehouse School of Medicine

Frontiers in Science Chair

Chair: D. Wade Clapp, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

AMSPDC Member Liaisons

Academic Pediatric Association (APA)

Mary Ottolini, MD, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center

FOPO Liaisons

Wade Clapp, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine and Sherin Devaskar, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

Journal of Pediatrics AMSPDC Pages Editor

Mitchell Cohen, MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine

CoPS Representatives

John Barnard, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Mitchell Cohen, MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine

CHA

Vacant

Council of Faculty Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC

Robert Vinci, MD, Boston University School of Medicine

COMSEP Liaison

Douglas Carlson, MD, Southern Illinois University

 

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