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Stopping the need for preschool suspensions

By Ankoor Y. Shah, Washington
Published in the Washington Post

While the Sept. 5 Metro article “Fewer expelled by D.C. charters” showed progress, it gave only a cursory glance to a disturbing trend: The number of 4- and 5-year-olds being suspended or expelled is increasing. D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is trying to address this absurdity with the bill “Pre-K Student Discipline Amendment Act of 2014,” which would ban suspensions and expulsions for these children.


HPV Vaccine: “It’s Not About Sex … It’s About Cancer” – New York Times Op-Ed

Dr. Paul A. Offit, professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases, and director of the Vaccine Education Center, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia published an Op-Ed in the New York Times,  which discusses poor HPV immunization rates and explains why doctors must separate “the sex talk” from the first dose of HPV vaccine and give a strong recommendation for the vaccine as cancer prevention.


To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C. - Diana Bowen/National Park Service

Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C.
PHOTO: Diana Bowen/National Park Service

DC AAP Past-President, Dr. Robert Zarr, discusses the Park Rx America Prescription program on NPR’s morning edition. Park Rx America is a community health initiative designed to prescribe NATURE to patients and families to encourage outside time in one of over 350 rated green spaces/parks in Washington, DC.


DC AAP Member, Inez Reeves, MD, FAAP, Publishes Several Articles on Vitamin D Deficiency and Perinatal Outcomes

In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), section of perinatal pediatrics awarded a grant to Dr. Inez Reeves to study vitamin D deficiency as a potential contributing cause for disparity in perinatal outcome in Ethnic minorities.

Through her clinical and bench research team at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital, they are pleased to announce that this has resulted in three publications thus far:

Title # 1.


DC AAP Secretary Mark Minier, MD, FAAP Receives 2014 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Mark-MinierCongratulations and three cheers for our very own DC AAP Secretary Mark Minier, MD, FAAP who has been awarded a 2014 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award.

The CDC Foundation and CDC have announced 31 recipients of this year’s annual CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award.  Each of these individuals has made important contributions to public health through their work in childhood immunizations. 


DC AAP Chapter Member Yolanda Lewis-Ragland, MD, FAAP on The Diane Rehm Show

To read the transcript from the talk radio discussion “New Report Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine” on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU/NPR, please click here.


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