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Living Into Your Legacy

This article originally appeared on the Society of Hospital Medicine's The Hospitalist . ------------------ The word legacy has been synonymous with death to me. When so and so dies, we discuss their legacy. I had a powerful experience that changed my mind on this word that is befitting for this Legacies column. Seven years ago, I was sitting in a ...
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Reflections on Leadership

By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP. President and CEO - AcademyHealth I was recently honored to be part of a panel of leaders in child health at the 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Making Our Mark: Pediatricians, Leadership, and Impact on Child Health . When my colleague and post-doc cohort alumnus from UCSF, Elena Fuentes Afflick reach...
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What Happened to Civil Discourse?

This has been such a disheartening and soul crushing week. It began last Wednesday when a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church. Mail bombs were sent to people who had been critical of, and criticized by, the President and on Satu...
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NEJM Catalyst: Lead In: Women of Impact in Health Care on Advancing Equity in the Workplace

 This article originally appeared on the NEJM Catalyst page .  It was written by Women of Impact members Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA & Joanne Conroy, MD.  Women of Impact Co-Authors include: Vineet Arora, Anne Beal, Chloe Bird, Ann Bonham, Kathy Buto, Lynne Chafetz, Deborah Chang, Ceci Connolly, Lisa David, Karen DeSalvo, Ka...
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Congratulations! Karen Remley, Former AAP CEO, Joins de Beaumont Foundation as Senior Fellow

  The de Beaumont Foundation announced on Aug. 1 that Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, has joined the Foundation as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Remley, who has more than 30 years of experience in public health and healthcare most recently served as CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 67,000 practitioners dedicated to the heal...
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A Call to Action: We Need More Varsity Bosses! Maternity Leave - Hidden Path to Opportunity and Resilience

  "The only thing you should say is: Congratulations!" That was the advice my boss gave me the first time I had an employee tell me they were going out on maternity leave. I was a young first time manager with no children and very little understanding of how I was going to make it work to have one of four of my employees out on leave. Fast for...
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