Academic Fellows SIG

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SIG Description

Academic Fellows SIG was formed with the intent of creating a community of physicians who plan to remain in academics-both general pediatrics and all specialties. Having a forum of fellows with similar career goals will enable focus to be placed on areas of interest that are applicable to a career in academics. Young faculty less than 3 years out of fellowship would be encouraged to participate in an advisory capacity.

SIG Mission/Goals:

The goals of the Academic Fellows SIG will include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, skills to function as independent researchers, advocacy and leadership training, career development and camaraderie among academically oriented fellows in pediatrics. These goals will be attained through Academic Fellows SIG meetings at PAS and potentially Regional meetings along with the development of an online community. Through this online community, resources common to the needs of all academic fellows can be compiled with the potential for webinars and additional learning activities. As core to the mission of the APA, the SIG would strive to encourage leadership in education, research, patient care and advocacy as fellows develop into young faculty and beyond.

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As the SIG's focus is promoting and supporting a career in academic pediatrics, fellows from all specialties are welcome to join. This includes but is not limited to: Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Protection, Behavior/Development, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, General Academics, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Adolescent, Critical Care, Neonatology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalists, and Environmental Health. Developing the leadership of the SIG is ongoing; please contact Sara Slovin or Tracey Wilkinson if you are interested in a leadership role.

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April 2016 Newsletter Article

In preparation for PAS 2016, the Academic Fellows SIG co-chairs would like to thank the APA staff, and the support of the APA Leadership, in particular Mary Ottolini, for helping us to have such a robust and successful year with the PAS Mentored Abstract Review. We had a record 84 mentors and 109 mentees participate in the process this year! Thank you to all of those who participated in this process, and special thanks to the mentors who took on more than one mentee in order to accommodate the robust interest and response from fellows and junior faculty.  We welcome your feedback and ideas about this process, and hope that we'll be able to encourage other meetings to offer this training opportunity to fellows and junior faculty in the years to come.

We're looking forward to an exciting meeting at PAS 2016 in Baltimore! We are combining efforts with the Fellowship Training SIG at our Saturday, April 30, from 8:30-11:30am in the Hilton Hotel, Johnson Room A.  We hope you will join us to learn and experience Human Centered Design an approach that you can use for quality improvement, research and program evaluation.  This experience will offer the opportunity to both learn new skills and network.  We'll feature individuals who have successfully used this work in their institutions and as a methodology in AHRQ funded research.

We hope you'll tag Fellow relevant tweets at PAS with #PASFellows2016. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD
2001 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (315) 440-9188

Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH
601 Elmwood Ave Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (203) 843-8802



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