Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dele Davies, M.D., was recently named to the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) new Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery (CODPR).
The new council will replace and expand on the efforts of the now-defunct AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC).
Dr. Davies was one of 11 members appointed by AAP leadership to serve on the inaugural CODPR Executive Committee.
"Children represent an important segment of the population, and infants, children, adolescents and young adults have unique physical, mental, behavioral, developmental, communication, therapeutic, and social needs that require advance consideration in disaster planning," Dr. Davies said. "I am honored to be named a member of this new council of the American Academy of Pediatrics, whose purpose is to encourage children's needs to be considered and addressed in all aspects of disaster preparedness and recovery and to provide key toolkits for providers to do so."
"We are excited to work with Dr. Davies and appreciate his willingness to serve as an Executive Committee member," said Breanna Smith of the AAP. "We feel that this new CODPR will allow the AAP to expand on the exceptional work of the AAP DPAC."
Dr. Davies also serves as the chair of the Disaster Medicine Group, a subcommittee of the 13 member National Biodefense Safety Board that is advisory to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Congrats, Dr. Davies!
CONGRATULATIONS!! Carol Ruassell