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In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for “First Up.” He offers a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the October issue of the journal. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Sherri Zorn MD, FAAP, about preventing HPV cancers by starting HPV vaccination at age 9.



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Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP


Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at the UVM Children’s Hospital, and editor-in-chief of the AAP’s peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics. Dr. First also educates the public weekly as a broadcaster and columnist with his “First with Kids” segments that appear on radio, television, and in local newspapers. 

Sherri Zorn MD, FAAP


Sherri Zorn MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician with a particular passion for preventing HPV cancers by starting HPV vaccination at age 9. She practiced general pediatrics in Seattle for 23 years before transitioning to a career as a quality improvement coach, researcher, public speaker and physician motivator in 2021. She serves on the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable’s Best Practices Task Group and collaborates extensively with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington HPV Free Task Force, Washington State Department of Health and American Cancer Society. 


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Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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