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June 16, 2020

The safety and health of children is a pediatrician’s first concern, and has never been more so than now. I know many of you, like me, watched recent explosive events unfold knowing that they will shape the children of today and the adults of tomorrow. As pediatricians, we recognize that racism is a social determinant […]

March 4, 2020

 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 […]

January 5, 2020

When I returned from the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition (NCE) that was held in New Orleans this year, I felt energized and rejuvenated after listening to the many speakers and mingling with pediatricians from across the United States and other countries. It is abundantly clear that children all over the world […]

June 13, 2019

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 […]

February 27, 2019

 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 […]

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