CPF Newsletter July 3
Every two years, CPF welcomes a new Board President to guide the organization into the future. Dr. Deepak Mehrotra of Children's Clinic East has served as President the last two years and is now handing off the reins to Dr. Molly Hood of Pediatric Associates of Franklin, who has spent the last two years as CPF Board Vice President. Dr. English Flack, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will succeed Dr. Hood as CPF's new Board Vice President.
Message from Outgoing CPF President Dr. Deepak Mehrotra
Dear CPF Colleagues, 

It has been a privilege and pleasure to serve as CPF President for the last 2 years, and I enthusiastically and wholeheartedly introduce Dr. Molly Hood as your next CPF President. 

While we are in unprecedented times due to the COVID pandemic, CPF continually serves as a resource for its members. We have adjusted as the times have mandated and remain committed to our mission of serving our members. 

I encourage you to continue your involvement in CPF and challenge you to become even more engaged. The more we participate in CPF and its activities, the more we will continue to benefit as a group. 

I am confident that our current CPF staff and board will continue to carry the best interest of our members forward and appreciate their tireless contributions to our organization. It has been a privilege to work with such a dedicated group. Please let us know of ways that CPF can continue to be a resource for you and the rest of the members. I look forward to seeing all of you at CPF events in the hopefully not-too-distant future. 

With appreciation,
Deepak Mehrotra, MD
"Addressing Racial and Social Inequality as a Pediatrician"
July 23, 6 PM
CPF's Education Series will be presenting a panel discussion on how pediatricians can address racial and social inequality and be better advocates for social justice on Thursday, July 23 at 6 PM. Panelists include:
  • Dr. Arie Nettles, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Freida Outlaw, Executive Academic Consultant, SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program, Former Assistant Commissioner in the Division of Special Populations and Minority Services, TN Dept of Health, Former Director of Meharry Youth and Wellness Center
  • Dr. Dontal Johnson, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Medicine, Meharry Medical College
  • Dr. Lee Richardson, VA Inpatient Chief Resident, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • Ingrid Cockhren, Professor of Psychology, TN State University, Advisor for the Vanderbilt Translational Research Dept, Midwest Regional Community Facilitator, ACEs Connection
  • Dr. Rob Lillard, Pediatric Associates of Franklin, CPF Medical Director
The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Racial and Social Inequality CME Webinar
'Pediatrics' Journal - The Death of George Floyd: Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice for Generations of Children
Coronavirus Resources for Providers and Practices
Critical Worker Post-Testing Guidance
TN Dept of Health - COVID-19 Dashboard
TN Healthcare Providers and Laboratories Guidance
TN Dept of Health - Friday NOON Weekly Webinars
Practice Management Institute (PMI): The Business Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Practices - Weekly Webinars
CPF Peer Questions
Are you interested in asking the entire CPF membership about their experiences or advice on a certain question or issue? You can always submit a Peer Question. Senders of questions can stay anonymous. 

Contact CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at with any peer questions.
Submit a Peer Question
Follow CPF on Social Media!
TN PPE Vendor Directory
The TN Dept of Health has compiled a list of vendors that have transitioned during the COVID pandemic to offer PPE supplies. Groups are encouraged to continue to maximize PPE through normal distribution channels, but these companies can supplement. Product and pricing details included:
TN PPE Vendor Directory
New Free Vanderbilt Myopia Treatment Study 
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is now enrolling patients for a new myopia treatment study. The study is testing two different strengths of microdosed atrophine eye solution for slowing the progression of myopia in healthy children. 

All study visits (including screening) are free of charge. For more information, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Lori Ann Kehler, at or the Study Coordinator, Saige Wilkins, at or 615-936-1474.
Myopia Treatment Study Overview - Parent Handout
FDA Approves Merck's GARDASIL 9 for Prevention of Certain HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers
Please check with your individual payers and health plans for rules and decisions on reimbursement of this vaccine.
Full Merck GARDASIL 9 Press Release
"ImmYounity" - Sanofi Pasteur Relesaes New Vaccine eLearning Educational Tool for HCPs
A modern eLearning curriculum designed for any level of HCP on any type of device - smart phone, tablet, or computer. Personalized education based on the learner's role and experience. Start your ImmYounity learning today!
ImmYounity: Learn More Here

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