Second Opinions

Integrity in Research

Increasing concerns about reproducibility of research results, the number of retracted papers from high impact factor journals and overall trustworthiness of scientific research demand a response from the scientific community.

What do you think researchers and institutions should be doing to improve the public opinion of scientific research? How can scientists be ambassadors of good science and watchdogs for bad science?

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Using Social Media to Advance Care
As the use of social media has grown, so has the medical community's understanding of how it can be harnessed for health care. From collaborating with peers and educating the public to building your career, physicians have a growing responsibility and growing presence in the social media arena. How has social media influenced your practice?


Apps, Technology and the Future of Health Care Management
In your opinion, how will the increasing use of patient apps and do-it-yourself health technologies impact the future of pediatric care and disease management?


Child Health Policy: A Year in Review
In your opinion, what was the most important change--for better or worse--in child health policy in 2014, and why?


Creating a Positive Impact on Child Poverty
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." In your opinion, what health issue related to child poverty should pediatricians and pediatric specialists focus on most to have a positive impact?


Impact of the Affordable Care Act
In your opinion, what has been the most significant impact of the Affordable Care Act on your practice so far? What do you expect to change in the coming year?


Shortage of Pediatric Primary Care Providers
In your opinion, would a shortage of pediatric primary care providers result in more children being referred to subspecialists?


Gender Bias in Academic and Medical Research
Studies have shown gender bias in nearly all aspects of work in academic and medical research institutions. In your opinion, How can institutions address and correct these biases and what are the costs of failures to do so?