I want to start off with a hearty congratulations to Dr. Nathan Chomilo who recently started his new position as Minnesota’s Medicaid medical director. He is an impassioned advocate who has highlighted the deep racial, health, and educational inequities in our state. He also serves as one of the early childhood champions to the MNAAP […]
Category: "Lori DeFrance, MD, FAAP"
The much-anticipated warm weather and activities are upon us. I live in Duluth, so when we start to see ships passing under the Aerial Lift Bridge it’s official: Spring is here! I am pleased to report that advocacy has been the driver of a great deal of energy in the Minnesota Chapter of the AAP […]
The beginning weeks and months of a new year often give way to moments of reflection and preparation. I have taken a moment to look back on 2018. With abundant optimism, I am recalibrating for upcoming opportunities and challenges ahead in 2019. At our last meeting of 2018, the MNAAP board members reviewed the 2019 […]
My grandfather was a farmer in North Dakota who worked very hard from sun up to sun down. Along with the example of a strong work ethic, he instilled in me the significance of the privilege and duty to vote – even impressing this on me at a very young age. He loved to engage […]
With humility and gratitude, I have transitioned into the role of MNAAP president. Dr. Kiragu, our past president, has been an outstanding role model for leadership as he has guided us through the past two years with unwavering dedication and focus. Thank you, Dr Kiragu! I will take this opportunity to introduce myself. I […]