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Q&A with Ellia Ciammaichella, DO, JD

Physiatrist at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and Member of the AAP’s Public Policy Committee How did you get started in your...

April 2021 Update

Legislation to Sustain Federal Commitment to Research Introduced U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced two pieces...

Q&A with Mary Russell, DO, MS

Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Quality & Compliance at McGovern Medical School/ UT Health Science Center, Medical Director of TIRR...

March 2021 Update

House Passes New COVID Relief Package Members of the House and Senate are racing to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief...

Q&A with Michael Boninger, MD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Co-Director of the AAP’s Rehabilitation Medicine...

February 2021 Update

New Year, New President, New Congress 2021 marks the start of the Biden Presidency and a new session of Congress, which will feature...

Q&A with John Melvin, MD

Professor Emeritus and Chair Emeritus at Thomas Jefferson University and Member of the AAP’s Public Policy Committee How did you get...

January 2021 Update

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law to close out the 116th Session of...

December 2020 Update

House and Senate appropriations leaders are negotiating spending levels for all 12 FY 2021 appropriations bills as the December 11th...

Q&A with Karen Morice, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship Associate Program Director at Montefiore, Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and...

November 2020 Update

Election 2020 While the upcoming Presidential Election garners most of the headlines, control of the U.S. Congress is also up for grabs....

Q&A with Bruce M. Gans, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Distinguished Member of the AAP How...

October 2020 Update

Congress Expected to Pass Stopgap Funding Plan The Senate is expected to pass a temporary funding bill, known as a Continuing Resolution...

A Call to Action: Defining Physiatry

By: Amber Clark, MD, Resident Physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Former Advancement Representative for the AAP’s...

September 2020 Update

Congress Returns after August Recess The 116th Session of Congress will end in December, giving lawmakers only four months to wrap up...

Q&A with Richard Wilson, MD, MS

Vice Chair and Division Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at MetroHealth System, Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve...

August 2020 Update

House Continues to Push Spending Bills House Democrats are plowing forward on their attempt to pass all 12 Fiscal Year 2021 spending...

Disability Advocacy: Reflections from COVID-19

After several years as a Navy doctor, returning to PM&R residency training in the early 1990s was like stepping into a new reality filled...

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