APSA Committees

APSA Committees carry out a number of different critical functions for the association. To learn more about a specific committee, click on the name below. APSA members who are logged onto the site will also see committee chair contact information.

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Research Committee

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The mission of the committee is to: - promote and encourage high quality research efforts by APSA members - facilitate research by APSA members with particular emphasis on young investigators - contribute to APSA member research education - inform APSA members about high quality research activities


Gail E. Besner - Liaison
Nationwide Children's Hospital
David J. Hackam - Chair
Johns Hopkins Childrens Center
Agostino Pierro - Vice Chair
The Hospital for Sick Children
Lawrence Bodenstein - Member
Christopher K. Breuer - Member
Nationwide Children's Hosp-Ohio State Univ
Bill Chiu - Member
Stanford University
Katherine J. Deans - Member
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Anne C. Fischer - Member
Tenet Florida Physician Services
Christopher P. Gayer - Member
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Jamie Golden - Member
Tracy C. Grikscheit - Member
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Scott S. Short - Member
Primary Children's Hospital
Samuel Z. Soffer - Member
Cohen Children's Med Ctr