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APS logo About the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)

The mission of the Society for Pediatric Research is creating a network of multidisciplinary researchers to improve child health. This is accomplished by providing a forum for presentation and dissemination of innovative ideas and research at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
SPR values diversity and inclusion within the SPR membership and in pediatric research. There is strong evidence1 that diversity improves outcomes, so initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion enhance pediatric research as a whole. SPR seeks to increase diversity and inclusion through research, training awards, and active mentoring of young investigators. Additionally, SPR members are active in researching how to improve healthcare.
1."The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies" by Scott Page
Studies on how Diversity Promotes High-Quality Research
    • Teams benefit greatest from diversity and commonality working in unison. Read more >>>
    • Diversity creates better organizational outcomes but also higher productivity. Read more >>>
    • Organizations that are diverse are AT LEAST as productive as homogenous ones, or more. Read more >>>
    • Diverse workplaces have the potential for greater productivity, but face unique management challenges. Read more >>>
    • Diversity can help glue a research team together. Read more >>>