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Barbara Stoll, MD
Barbara J. Stoll, MD
President, American Pediatric Society

This year's PAS meeting will host a special event: The 125th Anniversary of the American Pediatric Society (APS).

Please celebrate with us on APS Program Day, Sunday - May 5. We look forward to wonderful science, remarkable awardees, advocacy for pediatric research, and venues to meet with old and new colleagues and friends.

In This Issue:

Welcome New APS Members of 2013

The American Pediatric Society is pleased to welcome new members in 2013. There were a total of 64 members accepted into APS.

View the complete list of new members

2013 APS Officer and Council Election Results

Congratulations are extended to the following individuals who have been elected to the APS Council.

Vice President (President-Elect) - Beginning May 2013
(Serves as President for 2014-15 and on Council as Past President for 2015-16)

  • Donna M. Ferriero, University of California, San Francisco - Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Secretary/Treasurer-Elect - Beginning May 2013
(Serves as Secretary/Treasurer-Elect for the 2013-14 year, and as Secretary/Treasurer from 2014-2019).

  • Christine A. Gleason, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Council Member - Beginning May 2013 (5 Year Term)

  • Glenn Flores, University of Texas Southwestern Med Center Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Vice President (President-Elect)

Donna M. Ferriero, MD

Christine A. Gleason, MD
Council Member

Glenn Flores, MD

Outgoing APS Council
With much appreciation, for their dedication and service:

  • F. Bruder Stapleton, Past President
  • Susan B. Shurin, Council Member

2013 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Awardee Announced

Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAPThe American Pediatric Society is pleased to announce Dr. Sten H. Vermund as the recipient of the 2013 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award. This award is bestowed on a newly elected APS Member to acknowledge his/her outstanding contributions to science.

Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Pediatrics and Amos Christie Chair in Global Health, Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN.

Read more about Dr. Vermund and the Norman J. Siegel Award

2013 Howland Medal Awardee Announced

The American Pediatric Society is pleased to announce Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney as the 2013 APS Howland Medal Awardee.

Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Elizabeth R. McAnarney, M.D., is Professor of Pediatrics, and Chair Emerita of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her primary academic focus is the creation of substantive clinical research examining whether the stage/age of adolescence is associated with poor health outcome for the adolescent and in the case of adolescent pregnancy, for the adolescent mother and her child. She has been involved in all aspects of academic pediatrics at the University of Rochester and has guided generations of Rochester trainees and faculty. Dr. McAnarney was born in New York City and took her first train ride at two weeks of age from New York to the family home in Watkins Glen, New York and lived there until leaving for college.

Read more about Dr. McAnarney and the Howland Medal Award

2013 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award Recipient Announced

Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAPThe Federation of Pediatric Organizations is delighted to announce Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, as the recipient of the 2013 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award. Dr. Jenkins will receive this award on Saturday, May 4, during the Opening Session of the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Washington, DC.

Read more about Dr. Jenkins and the Joseph St. Geme Award

APS Program Day at 2013 PAS

Based on our successful programs in Vancouver, Denver and Boston, an APS Program Day has once again been organized within the 2013 PAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, for Sunday, May 5.

The day will focus on cutting edge research and will honor new and senior members who have made significant contributions to the field of academic pediatrics. This year will be a special celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the APS. APS members are invited to join us for this day-long celebration of the traditions and the future of the American Pediatric Society.

View more information on what APS Program Day will include (.pdf)

Don't Forget: RSVP for APS Members' (Howland) Dinner

A friendly reminder to please RSVP to the APS Members' (Howland) Dinner taking place at the 2013 PAS Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 5, to honor the John Howland Medal recipient, Elizabeth R. McAnarney, M.D. Please RSVP by March 15, 2013. Note: Member login required.

Don't Forget: RSVP for APS Members' Networking Lunch

Please don't forget to RSVP for the APS Members' Networking Lunch taking place during the the 2013 PAS Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 5, at 12 p.m. There is no fee for attending but RSVP is required. Please RSVP by March 15, 2013. Note: Member login required.

2013 PAS Registration & Housing Deadlines Soon Approaching

PAS housing and registration deadlines are quickly approaching, so be sure to secure your registration and housing before it's too late!

April 19, 2013: No refunds issued after this date

Best Paper Travel Award for Young Investigators

The International Pediatric Research Foundation invites nominations for a Best Paper Travel Award for papers published in the journal Pediatric Research within the last calendar year. The award will support two young investigators' participation in an upcoming annual PAS or ESPR meeting with a reimbursable amount of up to $2,500 for travel-related expenses for the meeting.

The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2013.

Read more

Pediatric Policy Council Washington Update: Most Recent Issue Now Available
(formerly Public Policy Council Washington Update)

PPC Washington Update for February 15, 2013 is now available for download within the Advocacy and Public Policy section.

The PPC Washington Update is issued monthly and distributed to all APS/SPR members.

Upcoming Events

Event Name Specialty Date Location
2013 Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting Various Pediatric March 22-24, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
2013 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting Various Pediatric May 4-7, 2013 Washington, DC
European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Pediatric Infectious Disease May 28-June 1, 2013 Milan, Italy

View Full Calendar of Events

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