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August 9, 2022

Looking Inward to Inspire Change As a physician, the medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Simulation Center, and a mother of four – I am deeply committed to addressing the inequities that have sat just beneath the surface of clinical bedsides nationwide for far too long. This is why I collaborated with Brittany Dahlen, clinical […]

President-elect: Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at the Mankato Clinic, a 75 physician-owned multi-specialty clinic in Mankato.  She has been with the Mankato Clinic since 2007, serving on their Board of Directors for the last 8 years and taking on the role of COVID co-lead physician.   She attended medical school […]

For the first time in decades the world is witnessing an increase in the number o For the first time in decades the world is witnessing an increase in the number of people dying from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as known as tuberculosis (TB) disease. This increase in morbidity is witnessed across all levels – globally, regionally, […]

Over 13,300 unaccompanied youth experience homelessness annually in Minnesota. When it comes to reducing COVID-19 risk, they have been largely left out of the conversation. Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) are at increased risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 due to a range of complex social, situational, and structural factors. Over half of YEH are individuals […]

April 29, 2022

If you are looking for a great way to get involved in MNAAP, make connections with fellow pediatricians across the state, and offer your input into the chapter’s initiatives and activities, consider applying to be a candidate for the MNAAP Board of Directors. Three at-large positions are available and MNAAP members will vote in the next several weeks to […]

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