“North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recognized at District Meeting in Baltimore, May 31, 2014”
The North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics received two awards at the Combined District Chapter Meeting in Baltimore on May 31, 2014. The American Academy of Pediatrics is a national organization that is dedicated to the health of all children. It was founded in 1930 by 35 physicians and now has over 62,000 members.
The North Dakota Chapter belongs to the District VI division of the AAP. Two awards were presented to the President of the NDAAP, Joan Connell, MD FAAP, Director of Children’s Health and Human Services in Bismarck. Thomas D. Carver, DO, FAAP received the first award “for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the Academy for his lifetime service and advocacy to the children of North Dakota." Dr. Connell stated, "he has offered consistent support for the Medical Home, and the creation of the Asthma Center."
The second award was a “Special Achievement Award” to the North Dakota Chapter for “distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the academy for its efforts in promoting the Medical Home for children with chronic illness and disability through their partnership with the State’s Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) Division of the North Dakota Department of Health."
Shown in the photo are Pam Shaw, (Chairperson of District VI),
Charles Oberg (Vice Chairperson of District VI), Joan Connell (President of the North Dakota Chapter of the AAP), Anne Edwards (Chair of the Committee on State Government Affairs), Barbara A. Bentz (Vice President of the North Dakota Chapter of the AAP). All are Physician Fellows in the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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