Newsletter Articles and Submission Guidelines

The AAP-CA2 Newsletter Editorial Review Board was established in July 2020. Its goals are to highlight educational content and resources of value to chapter members and to showcase our chapter membership while maintaining consistency of style and form across submissions.

Newsletter submission guidelines that can be found here. Article submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The newsletter is published the second Sunday of each month. Advertisement is available. Click here for the 2021 Rate Sheet
 
New sections in the chapter newsletter starting August 2020 are (1) the Spotlight on a Chapter Member, and (2) the Residency Corner. Please direct questions and article submissions to the “American Academy of Pediatrics – CA Chapter 2”  via email to:   chapter2@aapca2.org

2021 Newsletters

January 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines | Member Spotlight Nirmala Murthy, MD, FAAP | Residency Corner (Meghan Brombach) | Call for Abstracts | CATCH Grant | Project ECHO | LAR Career Fair | Annual Symposium | Chapter Committees

February 2021
President’s Message | Local Advocacy- School Reopening | COVID-19 Vaccines | Call for Nominations | ALF Resolutions 2021 | Amazon Smile | Member Spotlight (Dr. Christopher J. Russell) | Life After Residency Job Fair | ACEs Committee | Pediatric Symposium | 

March 2021

President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | Member Spotlight (Dr. Lindsay Wells) | Residency Corner (Sonul Gupta) | Recent Events | ALF Resolutions | Amazon Smile | COVID-19 Survey Town Hall | New Members | ACEs Aware | Reach Out & Read | Committees

April 2021

President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | Member Spotlight (Claudia Wang, MD, FAAP | Share Your Story  residency Corner (Nivedita Keshav & Connor Mitrovich, DO) | Amazon Smile

May 2021

President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | Mother’s Day | Mental Health Awareness Month | Climate change | Immunizations | Member Spotlight (Danielle Shaw, MD, MS, FAAP | Residency Corner (Paige Kingston & Isabel Sunshine) | AAP National & District 9 Elections | AAP-CA2 Excellence Award | Immigrant Health Committee | Amazon Smile | Career Town Hall | Project Firstline

June 2021

President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | National Safety Month | Chapter Immunizations Champion Report (Candace M. Gragnani, MPH, FAAP | Member Spotlight (Dr. Jonathan Warus, MD, FAAP) |  Residency Corner (Brenda Rieger, MD) | AAP National And District IX Elections | Amazon Smile | Immigrant Toolkit

 

July 2021

President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | UCLA Anti-Vaping Task Force | AAP Recommendations to Prevent Drowning in Children (Millicent Wilson, MD), Member Spotlight (Dr. Damaodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP) | Residency Corner | In the News | New Chapter Members | AAP National and District 9 Elections | Recent Events | Amazon Smile | August 18- Genetics Update | Immigrant Resources | Chapter Committees | Article Submissions | Excellence Award



August 2021
President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | UCLA Anti-Vaping Task Force | Disaster Planning | ALF Top 11 Resolutions | Press Conference: Dr. Bravo | CATCH Call for Nominees | First 5 LA Proceedings Report | Member Spotlight: One Year Later | Elections | STI Guidelines…

September 2021

President’s Message | Disaster Planning (Millicent Wilson, MD) | Pediatric Symposium Abstract | In the News | Press Release | Health Advisory | UCLA Anti-Vaping Task Force | First 5 LA – Technical Assistance | Member Spotlight (Karinne Van Groningen, MD, MPH) | Residency Corner (Victoria Goldman MD & Bethany Burdick, MD) | Upcoming Events| Section on Early Career Physicians | Climate Change Committee | CHOC Children’s Lecture Series |  Recorded Events | Amazon Smile | Resources | LA Immigrant Youth Resource Toolkit | ACEs Aware Medi-Cal reimbursement |  Advertise in our Newsletter | Article Submissions |

October 2021

President’s Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | Annual Symposium | Call for Abstracts (deadline: Dec15) | Legislative Updates | In the News | Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Centers | UCLA Anti-Vaping Task Force | QI Project | Member Spotlight (Christine Thang, MD) | Residency Corner (Hyo-Jung, MD, PGY-4) | Share Your Story | CATCH Grant Cycle | Upcoming Events | New Chapter Members | Recorded Events | amazon Smile | Resources | Committees and Sections 

November 2021

President’s message | Annual Symposium (Call for Abstracts| Legislative Updates | Community Advocacy Opportunity- Los Angeles| Pediatricians at PTA Meetings | Statewide Advocacy – District 9 | UCLA Anti-Vaping Task Force QI Project | Member Spotlight (Cindy Baker, MD)| Residency Corner (Alyssa Morse, MD) | CATCH Grant Cycle 

December 2021

2020 Newsletters

January 2020
Measles – ACEs Vol. 4 – Board Nominations – CATCH Grants

February 2020
Smart Inhaler – Pediatric Dentistry – Immunization Resources

March 2020
COVID-19 – 2020 Census – ACEs Town Hall (Dr. Burke Harris Video)

April 2020
COVID-19 Resources – Practice Safety Guidelines – ABP MOC Update – Census – ACEs Screening Interviews – Developmental Delay Quiz – PatientPop Telehealth

May 2020
COVID-19 AAP-CA2 Survey | Essential Guide to COVID-19 in Children | Importance of Vaccinations in Children During the Pandemic | Impact of Breastfeeding Support During WCV | Chapter & National Elections ​

June 2020
Election results | New Board of Directors | Upcoming Event: COVID Coagulopathy | White Coats for Black Lives​

July 2020
School reopening – Foster Care –
HPV – HIV – Drowning Prevention

August 2020
School reopening FAQs – Upcoming Symposium – New Editorial Review Board – Member Spotlight (Grant Christman, MD) – Immunizations – First 5 LA Pediatric Toolkit

September 2020
COVID State-Level Data Report – Importance of Early Dental Visits – The Smoke After the Fires – Fire Resources – AACAP – Member Spotlight (Kimberly Petko, MD) – (Residency Corner) Anti-Racism Culture

October 2020
AB-890 – Schools Reopening by County – ACEs Trainings and resources – SIDS – Tobacco Promotions… – Member Spotlight (Dr. Shapiro) – Residency Corner (Dr. Krystle Frazier) – Coming Events

November 2020
MIS-C Alert | COVID Dashboards | Immunizations Newsletter | CATCH Grants | Project ECHO | Spotlight: Dr. Bravo/Dr. Shi | Upcoming Events

December 2020
Kris Calvin retirement | COVID Dashboards | Project ECHO Telehealth and Firstline | Spotlight: Dr. Ruiz/Dr. Chaudhary | Upcoming Events

2019 Newsletters

January 2019
2018 Highlights | State Legislative Advocacy | Symposium

February 2019
Symposium | Call to Action | CATCH Facilitator Call for Nominations 

March 2019
Call to Action | Recent Events | In the News

April 2019
Teen Vaping | Immunizations | Immigrant Health | ACE’s | Adolescent Mental Health | Childhood Obesity | Calls to Action  

May 2019
Measles Update | Upcoming Events

June 2019
HPV Update | New Toolkit | CATCH | Advocacy | Legislative Day | Dental Transformative Initiative 

July 2019
Immunizations and Medical Exemptions | TA Visit at CHLA | AAP Recommendations to Prevent Drowning in Children | Disaster Preparedness | QI Opportunities 

August 2019
Vaccines | School Safety| Detention Centers| Vaping | New Chair of Pediatrics (Brian Santacrose, MD, FAAP) | ACEs | AAP Toolkit for Drowning

September 2019
LAHAN: CDC Health Advisory | Advocacy Against Vaping | Upcoming Elections | 

October 2019
Feature Article (Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH) | LAHAN: CDC Health Advisory | Advocacy Against Vaping | ALF Resolutions | 

November 2019
Feature Article (Adwoa Osei, MD, FAAP) | Get Involved- Chapter Committees | Advocacy Against Vaping Epidemic | Symposium | CATCH Grants | Feature Article (Kim Nichelini, DMD) | National AAP Elect Candidates | Member Spotlight (LaSalle Medical Associates

December 2019
ACEs- Chapter Survey & Statewide Website | Chapter Nominations | Get Involved- Chapter Committees | Advocacy Against Flavored Tobacco | Advocacy Opportunity | CATCH Grants | QI Opportunities | 

2018 Newsletters

January 2018
Resident’s corner (Christine Thang, MD) | Member spotlight (Leila Yoonessi, MD) | HPV Vaccine | 2018-2020 Board Nominations | 

February 2018
CHIP | Member Spotlight (Tanya Altman, MD and Dr. Yoonessi) | HPV Vaccine | Upcoming Symposium 

March 2018
Member Spotlight (Chris Landon, MD) | Upcoming Symposium | HPV Vaccine | Immigrant Health Initiative 

April 2018
Upcoming Symposium | Member Spotlight (Chris Landon, MD) | Immigrant Health Initiative 

May 2018
Mother’s Day | Chapter Elections | Resident’s Corner (Christine Thang, MD) | Legislative Day | Immigrant Health Initiative

June 2018
End of Dr. Curry’s Term | Chapter Elections | Statewide Advocacy | Immigrant Health Initiative | Expanded DBP Services (UCLA)

July 2018
New Chapter President (Alice Kuo, MD) | La County Sanctuary Sites | Immigrant Health Initiative | Member Spotlight (Nicholas Krikes, MD) | Childhood Food Allergy Prevention | UCLA QI Project

August 2018

New Chapter President (Alice Kuo, MD) | La County Sanctuary Sites | Immigrant Health Initiative | Member Spotlight (Nicholas Krikes, MD) | Childhood Food Allergy Prevention | UCLA QI Project

 

September 2018
California Immunization Coalition (Pia Pannaraj, MD) | Separated Immigrant Children | Immigrant Health Initiative | Residents Corner ( Christine Thang, MD)

October 2018
Elections- National and District | Annual Leadership Forum Resolutions | Child Development Institute ‘s PTMC Child Development Center

November 2018
Elections End | ALF Resolutions | In Memoriam (Dr. Touraj Shafal) | UCLA QI Project | Immigrant Health Initiative 

December 2018
Election Results | Immigrant Health Initiative | Statewide Advocacy 

2017 Newsletters

January 2017
State Advocacy | New Media Plan Toolkit | Quality Improvement- HPV | Opportunity for Residents | AAP National Event 

February 2017
Member Spotlight ( Diane Cullinane, MD, FAAP) | Survey- Autism | Quality Improvement | Job Fair in OC

March 2017
Member Spotlight (Diane Cullinane, MD, FAAP)| Quality Improvement 

April 2017
Member Spotlight (David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP) | Annual Leadership Forum | Legislative Day | Quality Improvement 

May 2017
Featured Article | Advocacy | Pediatric Research in Office Settings | Advances in Pediatrics Symposium Report 

June 2017
Advocacy | QI/MOC4 Completion Report | Networking with Other Chapters 

July 2017
Advocacy- Residents’ Corner (Christine Thang, MD) | District 9 Chapter Forum Management Committee 

August 2017
Feature Article (George Monteverdi, MD, FAP) | Statewide Advocacy (Paula Whiteman, MD, FACEP, FAAP) | Spotlight- Leila Yoonessi, MD, MPH, FAAP | District 9 Chapter Forum Management Committee

September 2017
Community Access to Child Health Project | In the Spotlight (Dr. Curry) | District 9 Chapter Forum Management Committee | 

October 2017
Resident’s Corner (Alexandra Mihalek, MD) | NCE Spotlight (Mona Patel, MD, FAAP) | NCE Members In Action (Tanya Altman, MD, FAAP) | District 9 Chapter Forum Management Committee

November 2017
QI Project- Immunizations | District 9 Chapter Forum Management Committee

2016 Newsletters

January 2016
Feature Article (Wilbert Mason, MD, MPH, FAAP) | Member Spotlight (Steven Feig, MD, FAAP) | The Year in Review (Tomas Torices, MD) 

February 2016
Feature Article (Nina Shapiro, MD, FACS, FAAP) | Recognition (Chris Landon, MD, FCCP, CDM, FAAP) | Sexual ad Reproductive Health 

March 2016
Feature Article (Dechu Puliyanda, MD | CDC Updates & LAHAN Alerts | Sexual and Reproductive Health 

April 2016
Feature Article (Jeffrey Wong, MD FACC) | Legislative Day | Annual Leadership Forum | Sexual and Reproductive Health

May 2016
Feature Article (Nina Shapiro, MD, FACS, FAAP) | Advances in Pediatrics 2016- Recap | Meeting with SB177 co-author Senator Ben Allen 

June 2016
Recap of 2014-2016 Accomplishments | Chapter Elections | Feature Article (Ashley Wachsman, MD ;  Namita Singh, MD ; Cindy E. Kallman, MD) | Addressing Developmental Delays in LA County | ATS 2016 San Francisco | HPV Training | 

July 2016
Feature Article (Eileen Yamada, MD, MPH, FAAP) | Awards and Recognition | AAP-CA2 BOD Meeting | District 9 Chapter Forum Management Committee Report 

August 2016
Feature Article (Minnelly Luu, MD; Peck Ong, MD) | State Advocacy | Residents’ Corner (Christine Tang, MD) 

September 2016
Feature Article (Lina Heller, MD, RD, CSP, CLC, FAND) | State Advocacy- AB-2235 | Member Spotlight (Dr. Chris Landon) 

October 2016
National Nominating Committee Representatives | State Advocacy | Member Spotlight (Dr. Chris Landon) 

November 2016
Members Spotlight (Tamar Chorbadjian, DO, MPH, FAAP; Chris Landon, MD, FAAP, CDM) | QI- Initiatives that Improve Patient Care | State Advocacy 

2015 Newsletters

January 2015

Quality Improvement Project | Resident Research Awards 

February 2015

Preventing Influenza In Children (Benjamin Schwartz, MD) |  Quality Improvement 

March 2015
Long Term Follow Up of Childhood Cancer Survivors | Quality Improvement | Advocacy 

April 2015
Featured Article (Martha Rivera, MD, FAAP) | AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce (Chris Harris, MD, FAAP) | QI Project | Advocacy 

May 2015
AAP National President Elect Candidates | Advocacy- Washington DC | Awards and Recognition | Programs and Contributions | LA County Pediatric Surge Plan

June 2015
Pediatric Research in Office Settings | Pediatric Cardiac Arrest After Electrocution | Awards and Recognition | QI Project 

July 2015
Feature Article (Cori Cross, MD, FAAP) | Advocacy | Resolutions | Awards and Recognitions 

August 2015
Feature Articles (Andrew Freedman, MD, FAAP; Norman Lavin, MD, PhD, FACE, FAAP) | Advocacy | AAP Mentoring Program | QI Project

September 2015
Feature Article (Carole Hurvitz, MD) | Summer in Review | QI Project 

October 2015
Feature Article (Andrew Freedman, MD, FAAP) | Awards and Recognition | Advances in Pediatrics 2016 | QI Project 

November 2015
Feature Article ( Andrew Freedman, MD, FAAP) | Awards and Recognition | Advances in Pediatrics 2016 | QI Project

December 2015
Feature Article (Steven Lee, MD, FACS, FAAP) | Recognition (Jeffrey Upperman, MD, FAAP, FACS | 

2014 Newsletters

May 2014
AAP Chapter 2 Resolutions | Art Contest | Teen-Parent Safe Driving Partnership | TB Update | Immunization Law

June 2014
Congenital Hypothyroidism: Pitfalls and Pointers | Elected Board | Acute Otitis Media Guidelines | Featured Article (Richard Stiehm, MD) | 

July 2014
Acute Otitis Media Guidelines | Maintaining The Drive and The Passion For The Chapter and For Our Children 

August 2014
Featured Article: Unaccompanied Child Refugees Coming into the U.S. (Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, FAAP; Chris Landon, MD, FAAP)

September 2015
Featured Articles (Richard Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP; E. Stiehm, MD)

October 2015
HEDIS Spotlight (Susan Igdaloff, MD, FAAP) | UCLA Autism Study (Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D) 

November 2014
AAP COID Guidelines | Palivizumab Guidelines | Recent Events

December 2014
Featured Article (Harvey Chiu, MD) | Quality Improvement Project | CA Early Start |