Tiffani Johnson, affiliate professor of emergency drugs at UC Davis Well being, was not too long ago named president-elect of the Educational Pediatric Affiliation (APA). Her three-year time period begins April 30.
“I search to strengthen the APA’s engagement with and empowerment of communities to make sure organizational efforts middle the wants of sufferers and households,” Johnson stated. “I can even assist the APA’s aim to develop numerous students and leaders to advance youngster well being fairness by investing in and creating members to enhance techniques, insurance policies and practices that optimize youngster well being outcomes and scale back inequities.”
Her duties within the new position will embrace chairing Board of Administrators conferences, representing the APA at its regional conferences, society and programmatic conferences and serving on the APA Govt Committee.
Johnson at present serves as a nationwide mentor for the APA Younger Investigator Award and New Century Students packages. She additionally co-chairs the APA Race in Drugs Particular Curiosity Group. This group seeks to convey consciousness to the position of race within the apply of drugs and to supply sources by which members can assist the wholesome improvement and optimum care of youth.
The Educational Pediatric Affiliation (APA) is led and directed by a nine-member Board of Administrators. Its mission is to nurture the tutorial success and profession improvement of kid well being professionals engaged in analysis, advocacy, enchancment science and academic scholarship to boost the well being and well-being of all kids.