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Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Members. Judy Aschner (APS Treasurer, ex officio) Jose Cordero Phyllis Dennery Elena Fuentes-Afflick Danielle Laraque Fernando Mendoza Bruder Stapleton (APS President, ex officio) Leslie Walker. June – October 2011

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Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

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  1. Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

  2. Members • Judy Aschner (APS Treasurer, ex officio) • Jose Cordero • Phyllis Dennery • Elena Fuentes-Afflick • Danielle Laraque • Fernando Mendoza • Bruder Stapleton (APS President, ex officio) • Leslie Walker

  3. June – October 2011 Aim #1: To assess whether diversity and inclusion are appropriate and important areas of emphasis Aim #2: To advise APS Council regarding the inclusion of statements related to diversity in the mission/value statements Aim #3: To review the domains of the APS strategic plan Aim #4: To recommend initiatives for APS

  4. Process Monthly conference calls In-person meeting (September 2011) Presentation of report & recommendations to APS Council (November 2011)

  5. #1: Encourage APS Council to address diversity and inclusion in the mission/values statement #2: Establish APS Committee on Diversity & Inclusion #3: Assess diversity issues among APS members #4: Develop a leadership mentorship program for APS #5: Increase communication and collaboration with other organizations regarding issues of diversity and inclusion

  6. APS Members, by category and gender

  7. New APS Members: % Female

  8. APS Mission, Vision, ValuesMission The mission of APS is to advance academic pediatrics.

  9. APS Mission, Vision, ValuesVision Advances in biomedical and behavioral science that improve child health outcomes in all communities are translated into practice quickly and efficiently. Academic pediatrics is recognized and valued as a career path that provides professional and personal fulfillment.

  10. APS Mission, Vision, ValuesValues • Advancing academic pediatrics improves child health by preventing disease and eliminating health disparities • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values for academic pediatrics, pediatricians in training, and the practice of pediatrics • Advancing pediatric research improves health across the lifespan, from infancy through adulthood • Developing critical minds and fostering innovation are the essence of our profession

  11. APS Mission, Vision, ValuesValues • Mentorship and interdisciplinary training are needed to achieve the best science and outstanding scholarship • All children should receive evidence-based and compassionate health care so they can lead healthy, productive lives • Membership in APS is an honor in recognition of sustained academic achievement

  12. Next Steps • Creation of APS Committee on Diversity and Inclusion • Develop survey and database to assess diversity issues within APS

  13. Joint Chief Executive Officer - Pediatric Chair Session

  14. Joint Chief Executive Officer- Pediatric Chair Session


  16. DOMAIN I. ADVOCACY FOR ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS Goal: Advance child health through scholarship and advocacy for the profession of academic pediatrics. Objective: Establish and charge an APS Advocacy Committee to advance the Core Values and priorities of the APS

  17. The APS Advocacy Committee has been established ! Membership (6) Chair: from APS membership, 3 year term: Bill Hay 2011-2014 APS Council—2 (Chris Gleason, Bruder Stapleton), 3 year terms APS Membership—3 (Steve Berman, Scott Denne, Rick Bucciarelli), 3 year terms Public Policy Council Representation Advocacy Committee Chair—Bill Hay APS member—Steve Berman APS member—Rick Bucciarelli (also now Chair of the PPC) Changes/Plans Steve Berman’s position to be replaced —call for application spring 2012 Establish “Call to Action Network” of APS members would participate in lobbying and advocacy activities at local and national levels 2012 applicants for open position Those who signed up at Vancouver PAS luncheon

  18. The Advocacy Committee is charged with developing opportunities for APS members to advocate for any and all aspects of child health. Establish priorities for approval by Council Strengthen linkage to Council and the PPC Align priorities to resources through AAP Department of Federal Affairs Establish concrete outcomes and timelines for tracking and accountability Develop communication mechanisms for promoting advocacy positions Engage APS members Advocacy page on APS Website Call to action alerts to APS membership

  19. APS Advocacy Committee: Functions and Responsibilities Major goals: Support of child health research - Develop strategies for how the APS could more effectively encourage, lobby for, promote, etc., child health research - Promote all types of investigation— basic, translational, clinical, community, population, cost-effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, outcomes, quality improvement, population and public health, clinical trials, etc. Training of future child health investigators Develop better understanding of the dynamics underlying the decline in clinician-scientists and to propose novel strategies to address these problems.

  20. APS Advocacy Committee: Functions and Responsibilities Recent and current efforts: support of child health research Public Policy Council and independent efforts— - increased NIH funding for child health research - specified and funded child health research programs through NCATS at all CTSA institutions - Child Health Research Consortium: Congressional Bill and Stakeholders Meeting at this PAS meeting training of future investigators Public Policy Council and independent efforts— - Support of GME, especially for Pediatric Training Programs and Children’s Hospitals - Increases in training grants, faculty development grants, loan forgiveness programs, improved reimbursement for pediatric subspecialties

  21. APS Advocacy Committee: Functions and Responsibilities Current and planned efforts: PAS Workshop on Navigating the NIH Peer Review Process (APS: Bucciarelli, Hay, Rivkes; NIH: Higgins, Raju) Develop a PAS Workshop focused on mechanisms and approaches to placing academic pediatricians in leadership positions within the NIH Develop a PAS Workshop with AAP COPR focused on “success stories” about how child health research funding has benefited child health Develop a PAS Workshop focused on developing talking points and creating messages and presentations about the process of getting people involved in child health research advocacy, promotion of child health research, public policy, lobbying, etc.

  22. APS Advocacy Committee: Functions and Responsibilities Current and future efforts: FOPO Child Health Research and Training Working Group Peter Szilagyi, Bill Hay, Co-Chairs Steve Abman Judy Aschner Wanda Barfield Shari Barkin Cliff Bogue David Cornfield David Ingram Rob Lane Norm Rosenblum Mark Schleiss Ex-Officio Ted Sectish, FOPO Executive Director

  23. APS Advocacy Committee: Functions and Responsibilities Recent and current efforts: APS Advocacy “Focus Page” on APS-SPR Website Updates from AAP and PPC Calls to action

  24. Strategic Plan Domain IILeadership in Academic Pediatrics

  25. Leadership in Academic Pediatrics: Goal Build leadership skills and mentor strong leaders at every phase of career development in academic pediatrics.

  26. Objectives • Collaborate with other pediatric organizations to develop or to foster leadership coaching and mentoring • Increase the number of APS members placed in key national leadership positions • Identify leaders who should be nominated for membership in APS and encourage APS members and leaders throughout academic pediatrics to nominate them

  27. Approach • Collaborate with other (pediatric) organizations to develop or to foster leadership coaching and mentoring • AMSPDC Pediatric Leadership Development Fellowship Program (PLDP) • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) • APS Sponsored Leadership Development program at annual meeting

  28. Approach • Increase the number of APS members placed in key national leadership positions - APS Leadership Survey Response -APS Mentorship in Leadership Database • Identify leaders who should be nominated for membership in APS • APS Directed Proactive Membership Solicitation • APS Directed Enhancements to Meeting

  29. New Selection Process for the Howland Award • Nominations solicited from the APS membership • Initial 2-page nomination letter and nominees’ CV to the APS office by July 1 • Review by the APS Nominating Committee with selection of 3 finalists by August 1 • Nominators asked to solicit letters of support and submit full package for their candidate to Council by October 15. • Council votes amongst the short list of finalists at the Fall Council meeting • After 5 successive years of nomination, nominations may be resubmitted only after a 3 year waiting period

  30. APS Communications Committee Membership:Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D. (Council)John (Jack) A. Widness, M.D.Chandy John, M.D.Judith G. Hall, M.D. Thomas D. Scholz, M.D.

  31. APS/SPR’s New Website — Created to meet the goals set forth by the membership & committees Goals and features of the new website include: • Streamlined navigation • Members-only section • Social media and community features • Improved service to membership • Improved communication and networking between staff, members and nonmembers.

  32. APS/SPR’s New Website — Created to meet the goals set forth by the membership & committees Goals & features of the new website include (cont.): • Increased membership growth and retention • Strengthened areas of pediatric research, career development, philanthropic and advocacy initiatives • Over-all improved user experience that will increase opportunities for membership engagement, retention and growth • APS/SPR will continually update and improve the website over time to align with the societies and their committees’ goals.

  33. Other Communication Outlets • Bi-monthly APS Update sent electronically • Includes Joint APS/SPR Updates • Link to Public Policy Council Update • Link to calendar of upcoming events • Quarterly APS commentary in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine • Inaugural issue: June 2012 • “The Future of Pediatric Physician Scientists is in Our Hands” by Susan Shurin, Acting Director NHLBI, APS Council member

  34. Strategic Plan Domain IIIAPS at PAS

  35. APS at PAS Goal Ensure that APS has a strong identity at the PAS meeting by sponsoring state-of-the-art invited science presentations, academic leadership development activities, networking and exchange of ideas among current and future APS members

  36. Implementation Establish an “APS day” within the PAS meeting that features robust, high quality, well-attended scientific programming led by and identified with the APS  

  37. Approach • Solicit submission of cutting edge programing from the APS membership • Advertise the APS plenary and presidential address • Continue the APS members’ networking luncheon to keep membership engaged and informed • 206 signed up this year • Sponsor one state-of-the-art scientific session as part of APS day at PAS • Encourage our membership to join us for the APS members dinner in honor of the Howland awardee.

  38. Leadership Transitions Bruder Stapleton, MD APS President 2011-2011 Ford/Morgan Endowed Chair Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics Associate Dean at the University of Washington SOM Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President at Seattle Children’s Barbara Stoll, MD APS President 2012-2013 Senior Vice President Chief Academic Officer, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta President and CEO of the Emory-Children's Center.  George W. Brumley Jr. Professor Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Emory

  39. Election Results Alan Schwartz, PhD, MD Vice-President (President-Elect) Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor of PediatricsPhysician-in-Chief, St. Louis Children's HospitalChairman, Department of Pediatrics

  40. New Council Members Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH Council Member Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Chief of Pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital Vice dean for academic affairs and faculty development Bruce Gelb, MD Council Member Director, Child Health and Development Institute Arthur J. and Nellie Z. Cohen Professor of Pediatrics Professor, Human Genetics Co-Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Program

  41. Council Members • Christine A. Gleason, M.D | Term ends 5/2012 • Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.| Term ends 5/2012 • Susan B. Shurin, M.D. | Term ends 5/2013 • Valerie P. Castle, M.D. | Term ends 5/2014 • Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D. | Term ends 5/2015 • Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D. | Term ends 5/2015 • Hugh M. O'Brodovich, M.D. | Term ends 5/2016

  42. APS Call for New Member Applications • Deadline: July 31, 2012 • 2013 APS Membership Guidelines and Application available at our website www.aps-spr.org/membership/apply.asp • Active Membership: Sponsorship (Proposer and Seconder) by two Active APS members in good standing

  43. Call for PAS 2013 Science Symposia & Workshop Proposals   • We encourage APS members to submit science symposia and workshop proposals for the PAS 2013 meeting. • You are encouraged to discuss potential proposals with members of the APS Program Committee • Judy Aschner • Barbara Stoll • Alan Schwartz • 3 new members to be announced soon

  44. Join us for PAS 2013

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