Two Major Awards from the Academic Pediatric Association for Achievements in Education

Nicole BlackThe Department of Pediatrics is very proud to announce that at this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies Conference in Baltimore, Dr. Nicole Paradise Black received TWO MAJOR awards for her achievements in education.

The first, the Academic Pediatric Association Mid-Career Faculty Teaching Award, which recognizes a mid-career pediatrician who demonstrates excellence and a commitment to education.

During her nearly ten years as the pediatric residency program director, Dr. Paradise Black has implemented individualized learning and new methods for research and assessment and evaluation, enhanced the role of simulation in resident and fellow learning, and facilitated improvements in board pass rates and fellowship placement.

The second award, the Academic Pediatric Association Teaching Program Award, is presented to the Advancing Pediatric Educator Excellence, or APEX, Teaching Program.  Dr. Paradise Black has played a leadership role in APEX since its inception. The program, launched in 2014, has graduated five cohorts comprising over 100 pediatric hospitalist educators, who represent an emergent group of leaders in pediatric education nationwide.

All at UF who have had opportunity to work with Dr. Black know of the tremendous contribution she has made to our college, department and trainees.  We are proud to see that all this wonderful work is recognized on the national stage.