AAP Involvement

Kimberly Gonzalez

Kymberly Gonzalez, MD: 

CMC Program Delegate to AAP
District VII Resident CATCH Liaison
Description of Position: The role of the District Resident CATCH Liaison is to support and promote the CATCH program within their district. The District Resident CATCH Liaison works with the National Resident CATCH Liaisons (NRL) and the District and Chapter CATCH Facilitators to empower pediatric residents to develop community-based programs.
Conferences: AAP National Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

Ashley Lucke

Ashley Lucke, MD:  

District VIII Coordinator
Current AAP position description:
“As the District 7 Coordinator I serve on the national SOMSRFT executive board as well as coordinate amongst the program delegates and chapter leadership in the 5 states of our district (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisianna, Mississippi, Arkansas).  Part of the position is also helping implement the 2012-2013 Read, Lead, Succeed national advocacy campaign for early childhood literacy.  As the 2013-2014 Advocacy Campaign Co-chair we are developing the PAVE the Way for Gun Safety campaign to be released officially October 26th, 2013 at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.  As part of the national executive board we plan and implement the resident workshops and programing during the NCE, advocate for pediatric trainees and our needs to the AAP, participate in key national advocacy efforts through the AAP federal affairs office, and lobby for changes in policy/procedures within the AAP at the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF).”


2010-2011 Medical Student Subcommittee
2011-2012 District 7 Assistant Coordinator
2012-Present District 7 Coordinator
2013-2014 AAP SOMSRFT Advocacy Campaign Co-Chair for Firearm Injury Prevention
2012 - Present  SOMSRFT Liaison to Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TeCAN)
2011 - Present  Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Medical Education
2011 - Present  Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Fetus and Newborn
2011 - Present  Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Early Childhood Development

Selection Committees:

AAP CATCH grant applications 2012
AAP International Award applications 2012
AAP SOMSRFT NCE Clinical Case Competition 2012, 2013
Ann E. Dyson Advocacy Award Competition 2013

Poster Presentations

1. Nine year old boy with headache, vomiting and altered mental status - Poster at the Southern Regional AFMR Meeting
Accepted to NCE 2013
2. Case Presentation: Painfully Blue: A Case of Hypoxia of Unknown Origin in An Adolescent Female
3. A Five Year Prospective Study Of Hypothermia Therapy and Neurodevelopmental Impairment (NDI) In Infants With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Conferences Attended:

1. AAP National Conference and Exhibition - Attended 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
2. AAP Annual Leadership Forum - 2013
3. AAP SOMSRFT Long Range Planning Meeting - 2012, 2013
4. AAP District 7 Conference - 2012
5. Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting - 2012
6. Southern Regional Meeting - 2012
7. Pediatric Academic Society - 2013


AAP Resident Scholarship Award Recipient 2013