The Association of Pediatric Program Directors Quality Improvement Award is awarded annually for an outstanding quality improvement project presented during the national APPD Spring Meeting. This award is designed to encourage trainees and APPD members to participate in QI within medical education. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of work presented in the abstract.
- One of the authors must be a member of the APPD.
- First-author abstract must be accepted for presentation at the APPD Spring Meeting to be considered.
- The first-author must present the abstract at the APPD Spring Meeting unless there are extenuating circumstances.
The 2021 APPD Quality Improvement Award recipient is:
Chien-Rong Chen, DO
Los Angeles County-Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Alexandra Kilinsky, DO
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Sara Pavitt, MD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Mackenzie Frost, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Allison Rose MD
Melanie Smith, MD
University of Tennessee
Alston E. Dunbar, III, MD, MBA
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center