Subspecialty Pediatric Investigator Network (SPIN)

Our mission is to improve the health of children by enhancing pediatric subspecialty training through innovation and research that establish best practices in education and assessment.

About Us

The Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network or SPIN is a medical education research network created for the Pediatric Subspecialties to evaluate the education and assessment of fellows. It is a collaborative effort of the American Board of Pediatrics, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Fellowship Committee, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network, the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties and each pediatric subspecialty’s program director network. Each subspecialty may designate up to two representatives who serve on the SPIN Steering Committee and are responsible for recruitment and communication within their subspecialty.

Board of Directors

Richard Mink, MD, MACM, Director Council of Pediatric Subspecialties
Carol Carraccio, MD, MA American Board of Pediatrics
Bruce Herman, MD Association of Pediatric Program Directors Fellowship Committee
Alan Schwartz, PhD Association of Pediatric Program Directors LEARN

Steering Committee

Subspecialty Representative 1 Representative 2
Adolescent Medicine Sarah Pitts
Cardiology Gina Baffa Shubhika Srivastava
Child Abuse Bruce Herman Mary Moffatt
Critical Care Medicine David Turner Angela Czaia
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Jill Fussell Pam High
Emergency Medicine Deborah Hsu Melissa Langhan
Endocrinology Diane Stafford Tandy Aye
GI Cary Sauer
Hematology-Oncology Jennifer Kesselheim
Infectious Diseases Angie Myers Kammy McGann
Neonatology Christiane Dammann Patricia Chess
Nephrology John Mahan Susan Halbach
Pulmonary Medicine Pnina Weiss
Rheumatology Megan Curran
 
 
APPD LEARN Alan Schwartz
  Beth  A. King
ABP Carol Carraccio
APPD Fellowship Chair Bruce Herman
CoPS Richard Mink
Alma Ramirez

How to Cite Your Collaboration

Individuals who submit data to a SPIN project but who otherwise do not meet authorship criteria are considered collaborators. In publications, the names of these individuals are Pub-Med searchable. SPIN strongly supports recognizing the academic contributions of collaborators and including information about participation in the collaborator’s CV. One way to do this is to create a section in the CV entitled “Collaboration in National Studies” (or something similar) and listing the abstracts and publications under this heading. This will differentiate author versus collaborator roles and avoid confusion.

How to Submit a Proposal

SPIN welcomes proposals consistent with its mission that involve the pediatric subspecialties. All applicants must submit both a completed SPIN Proposal Face sheet with the project proposal in the format described in the SPIN Proposal Form. Applicants should review the process for proposal evaluation and approval before proceeding.

Process for Proposal Evaluation and Approval
SPIN Proposal Face Sheet
SPIN Proposal Form

Contact Us

To contact SPIN, please e-mail Richard Mink at rmink@ucla.edu.

Studies

Level of Supervision for Graduating Fellows

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APPD 2018 Spring Meeting

Mink R, Schwartz A, Herman B, Turner D, Stafford D, Sauer C, Myers A, Kesselheim J, Hsu D, High P, Chess P, Baffa J, Carraccio C for the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. Expected Fellow Minimum Level of Supervision at Graduation for The Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities. Poster Presentation at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Mink R, Carraccio C, Herman B, Baffa J, Fussell J, Kesselheim J, McGann K, Myers A, Sauer C, Stafford D, Weiss P, Schwartz A for the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. Pediatric Fellows Are Not Expected to Achieve “Entrustment” At Graduation from Fellowship. Poster Presentation at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

 

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2018

Mink R, Schwartz A, Herman B, Turner D, Stafford D, Sauer C, Myers A, Kesselheim J, Hsu D, High P, Chess P, Baffa J, Carraccio C for the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. Setting the Minimum Level of Supervision for Fellows at Graduation for the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities. Platform presentation in the APA Presidential Plenary Session, Pediatric Academic Societies, Toronto, Canada, 2018.

Mink R, Carraccio C, Herman B, Aye T, Chess P, Curran M, Dammann C, High P, Hsu D, Mahan J, McGann K, Srivastava S, Turner D, Weiss P, Schwartz A for the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. Is the Expected Minimum Level of Supervision for Graduating Pediatric Fellows for the Common Entrustable Professional Activities Similar Across the Subspecialties? Platform presentation in the Medical Education 1: Top Oral Abstracts Session, Pediatric Academic Societies, Toronto, Canada, 2018.

Assessing the Association Between EPAS, Competencies and Milestones in the Pediatric Subspecialties

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2016 ACGME Annual Conference

    • Mink RB, Carraccio CL, Herman BE, Weiss P, Turner DA, Stafford DE, Hsu DC, High PC, Fussell JJ, Curran ML, Chess PR, Schwartz A for SPIN.  The link between milestone levels and fellow entrustment for the common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities.  Oral and poster presentation at the annual education meeting of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, February, 2016, National Harbor, Maryland.

 

  • Mink RB, Schwartz A, Herman BE, Turner DA, Myers AL, Kesselheim JC, Hsu DC, Curran ML, Carraccio CL for SPIN.  Reliability and validity of a supervision scale for the common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities. Poster presentation at the annual education meeting of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, February, 2016, National Harbor, Maryland.

APPD 2016 Annual Spring Meeting

    • Mink RB, Carraccio CL, Schwartz A, Dammann CE, High PC, McGann KA, Herman BE for SPIN. Creation of a pediatric subspecialty educational research network. Poster presentation at the annual spring meeting of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, April, 2016, New Orleans.
    • Mink RB, Schwartz A, Herman BE, Curran ML, Hsu DC, Kesselheim JC, Myers AL, Turner DA, Carraccio CL.  Creation and validation of entrustment scales for the common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities (EPAs). Oral presentation at the annual spring meeting of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, April, 2016, New Orleans.
  • Mink RB, Carraccio CL, Herman BE, Aye T, Baffa JM, Chess PR, Fussell JJ, Sauer CG, Stafford DE, Weiss P,  Schwartz A for SPIN. Do fellowship program directors (FPD) and clinical competency committees (CCC) agree in fellow entrustment decisions? Poster presentation at the annual spring meeting of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, April, 2016, New Orleans.

 

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2016

    • Mink RB, Carraccio CL, Schwartz A, Dammann CE, High P, Kesselheim JC, McGann K, Herman BE. Establishing a medical education research network for the pediatric subspecialties. Poster presentation at annual spring meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, May, 2016, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

  • Mink RB, Carraccio CL, Herman BE, Dammann C, Mahan J, Pitts S, Sauer CG, Schwartz A. Variability in fellow entrustment across the pediatric subspecialties for the common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities (EPAs). Poster presentation at annual spring meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, May, 2016, Baltimore, Maryland.

PUBLICATIONS

    • Mink R, Carraccio C, Herman B, Turner D, Myers A, Kesselheim J, Hsu D, Curran M, Schwartz A and the Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigators Network (SPIN). Validity of Level of Supervision Scales for Assessing Pediatric Fellows on the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities Acad Med. 2018 Feb;93(2):283-291. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001820.
  • Mink R, Schwartz A, Carraccio C, High P, Dammann C, McGann K, Kesselheim J, Herman B and the Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN)
  • J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:3-4.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.079.

Longitudinal Evaluation of the Required Level of Supervision for Pediatric Fellows

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