The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) is a great and unique organization. The best minds and hearts in pediatrics are our members. We are a family of teachers and scholars and advocates and healers presiding over academic pursuits, over the education and nurturing of our young, fertilizing the ground of the future of society. We have our eyes on protecting and supporting and improving the lot of the most vulnerable children and families. We do so many good things. We are open to all levels of diversity.