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MARCH, 2013
Harry S. Romanowitz, MD
1949 - 2013
Harry S. Romanowitz MD, affectionately called Hesh by friends and family, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 2, 1949, the only child of Eva and Abe Romanowitz. Loving husband to Sheila and adored father of Daniel, Avra and his son-in-law Seamus, Hesh was also beloved brother, dear cousin, sweet uncle, cherished friend, celebrated pediatrician, trusted mohel and irreplaceable member of the community. Dr. Romanowitz suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke but died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. 
United Physicians of Newtown
See what this dedicated group of Physicians is doing.....
On December 14, 2012 Newtown, Connecticut was traumatized by one of the worst mass-murders in American history. In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, over 100 doctors from Newtown have united as a professional voice for their grieving town. Although their specialties differ, their goal is the same-to stop the national epidemic that has taken so many children. These physicians believe that gun violence is a major public health issue and can be successfully addressed as with other previous United States epidemics including tobacco, alcohol and motor vehicle safety.

These physicians have developed the following recommendations:


For more information please visit their website.

UPDATE: AAP Leadership Forum

At the recent AAP Annual Leadership Forum held in March in Chicago, our Connecticut Chapter introduced a resolution prompted by the recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.  At the request of Connecticut pediatricians and United Physicians of Newtown, Sandi Carbonari, CTAAP Board President, sponsored a resolution asking the Academy take a leadership role in reducing the pervasive glamorization and acceptance of violence in our society.  The resolution was passed with 97% approval and 205 members voting. Read the full resolution.

Our chapter leadership was touched by the many AAP members from around the world who personally expressed concern and offered support and help to their colleagues in Newtown.


Legislative Update:

The 2013 CT State Legislative Session is in full swing. The Chapter has testified on issues ranging from gun safety legislation, behavioral health screening, creating a formal system for primary care physicians to consult with child psychiatrists in the state, making insurers pay for mental health care as they do physical health care, as well as trying to make the CY Vaccine Program better for providers and children.  We will be calling on you to help talk to your legislators soon.  Stay tuned!!  
Practice Management

The CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has made it easier to find updates on current issues for Practice Mangers. You can now go to www.ct-aap.org and find the Practice Management page under the Committees tab in the top navigation bar. You will also find a quick link on our Homepage under Links and Resources called: Practice Manager's Updates. We do are best to update this as frequently as possible for your convenience.

University of Vermont's Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference 


Thursday, May 31, 2013

Hampton Inn

Colchester, VT

7:30AM - 4:45PM 


MDs - $250

Other Professionals - $180 


This conference is specifically designed to equip primary care practitioners with practical and updated stsrategies for the diagnosis and treatment of many of the most common childhood psychiatric conditions and problems. 

More information can be found by opening this link

Jillian Wood
Executive Director

Tracey McDougall
Teleconference Coordinator

Yvette Moretti
Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Senk
Administrative Assistant's Assistant

Judy Blei
Government Relations

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