Officers


President:
David Reitman, MD, MBA
 
President-Elect:
Errol Fields, MD, MPH

Treasurer:
Hilary Wolf, MD, MPH 
 
Secretary:
Amy Brenner Corso, RN, MS, CPNP  
 
Members-at-Large
David Klein, MD, MPH 
Ashley Millard, RN, MS, PNP 
Lekeisha Terrell, MD, MPH 
Uche Onyewuchi, DO 
 
Communications Liason:
Sharyn Malcolm, MD, MPH  
 
OUR MISSION:
 
The Chesapeake Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine serves the Washington, DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia area. Our members come from a variety of medical and non-medical disciplines including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, health educators, and other health professionals. We are committed to improving the physical and psychological health and well being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development, and research.
 
OUR OBJECTIVES:
• Promote positive youth development, illness prevention, achievement of individual potential and a sense of physical, mental and social well-being.
• Pursue optimal adolescent health and developmentally-appropriate health care, through scientific research that provides evidence based effective health promotion, prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
• Promote respect for individual dignity, equity, and justice, and recognition that age-appropriate, developmentally-sensitive health care is a right and not a privilege.
• Advance adolescent health by increasing awareness of the health needs of adolescents and young adults through effective advocacy, communication, and dissemination of knowledge.
• Recognize that advancing adolescent health depends upon effective partnerships among adolescents, families, health professionals, public and private sectors, communities, schools, and other social institutions.
UPCOMING CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
• November 10, 2016:  Annual Fall Meeting, Wellness Center at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD.
RECENT EVENTS
• June 7, 2016:  Annual Spring Meeting; Lisa Tuchman, MD, MPH, Children’s National Medical Center.  “Measuring Outcomes of Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care: A Program of Research with Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Conditions.”
• March 9-12, 2016:  Annual SAHM Conference:  “Youth in Context.”  Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC.
• October 8, 2015: Annual Fall Regional Chapter Meeting; Leslie Walker, MD, Chief of Adolescent Medicine at University of Washington, and former SAHM President,  presented on the effect of marijuana legalization on adolescent health outcomes. Sunita B. Saxena Regional Chapter Award presented to former C-SAHM member, Linda Juszczak, RN, CPNP, PhD (post-humous).
• October 1, 2015: Co-sponsored DC AAP Fall Chapter Meeting; "Marijuana Legalization--Health Effects and Policy Implications."          
HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
• June 2016:  Rixse Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center; Lisa Tuchman, MD, MPH, “ Care of Transition Aged Youth in Children’s Health Systems:  The Elephant in the Room.”
• April 2016:  Center for AIDS Research presented Adolescent and Young Adult SWG Symposium:  “Addressing the Legal and Human Rights Needs of Youth at Risk for and Living with HIV.” 
• December 2015:  8th Annual Johns Hopkins University Region III LEAH Health Disparities Conference.  “Adolescent Health Disparities:  Focus on Nutrition. “  

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