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Children's Mercy Acupuncture Research Wins 1st Place Abstract at AAP

Under the leadership of Dr. Jen Dilts and Dr. Anna Esparham, the abstract “Development and Assessment of a Basic Acupuncture Curriculum for Pediatricians” won first place in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Integrative Medicine section.

In addition to co-leading the program development and research, Dr. Anna Esparham serves as the executive committee program chair for the AAP SOIM. This work was in part funded by an AAP grant.

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