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June 16, 2021

What a year the last year has been – the murder of George Floyd and recent convictions of Derek Chauvin, increased attention on racism in our community and country, the pandemic, decreasing vaccination rates, border immigration issues; the list goes on and on. In a sense, all of these issues are related to the need […]

March 10, 2021

I hope this note finds you at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and doing well. I would like to use this Word from the President article to talk to you about four issues: the pandemic, anti-racism, rare diseases and transitions.  As the pandemic continues to rage and people are starting to get vaccinated (although slower […]

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 […]

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