|Berkow Named Editor-in-Chief for PREP Self-Assessment|
July 19, 2012
Roger Berkow, M.D. was recently named Editor-in-Chief for the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Self-Assessment. As editor-in-chief, Dr. Berkow will play a central role in the development of PREP Self-Assessment materials and questions used to educate pediatricians. Dr. Berkow described the appointment as, 'a prestigious national position, focused on the ongoing continuing education of America's pediatricians."
Dr. Berkow is Professor and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the out-going Fellowship Program Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and served for six years as the Chair of the Pediatrics Step 2 test materials Development Committee. Dr. Berkow is recognized for his medical educational excellence, having twice been honored with the UAB President's Award for Excellence in Education in 1994 and 1998, a special recognition certificate for education from the AAP in 2011, and the Department of Pediatrics Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011. He is a former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at UAB School of Medicine and was the Chair of the AAP Section on Hematology/Oncology from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Berkow has been a faculty member in the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology since 1984.
The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is a partnership between Children's of Alabama and the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. More than a dozen highly-specialized pediatric hematologists, oncologists and blood and marrow transplant physicians at Children's provide care to infants through young adults up to age 25. A multidisciplinary team approach provides family-centered treatment and support through a variety of innovative services from the day of diagnosis through treatment, cure and long-term follow-up.