Officers


President:
Errol Fields, MD, PhD, MPH
 
President-Elect:
Krishna Upadhya, MD, MPH

Treasurer:
Rachel Alinsky, MD
 
Secretary:
Arin Swerlick, MD
 
Members-at-Large
Pamela Matson, PhD, MPH
Jenny Maehr, MD
Travis Gayles, MD, PhD
Kathryn Van Eck, PhD
  
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
  • June 11, 2019: Annual Spring Meeting with Daniel Reirden, MD from Children’s Hospital Colorado
HIGHLIGHTS OF CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
  • Kathy Tomaszewski, RN was selected as the 2018 receipt of the Sunita Saxena Chesapeake SAHM Regional Award
  • May 2019: Sibler Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Richard Kreipe.
  • June 2018: Rixse Lecture at Children’s National Medical Center. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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