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Choosing a New Direction. CDR Pamella Vodicka, MS, RD Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau Public Health Analyst. A career begins. …develops…. General Pediatrics Pediatric Nephrology (I/O). August ‘86 – January ‘88. Hermann Hospital - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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CDR Pamella Vodicka, MS, RDHealth Resources and Services AdministrationMaternal and Child Health BureauPublic Health Analyst

Choosing a New Direction1A career beginsAugust 86 January 88Hermann Hospital January 88 April 89

April 89 December 91General PediatricsPediatric Nephrology (I/O)Pediatric Nephrology (I/O)Adult NephrologyAdult Nephrology (I/O)

NICU & Transition (I/O)April 92 November 95Neonatal Nutrition Fellowship

January April 92developsand evolves2Beyond the white wallsPublic Health12/1995 8/19968/1996 12/1997High Risk SpecialistBF Peer SupervisorHigh Risk Specialist12/1997 7/1998December 1995 May 2002Again, a chance to evolve

Nutrition Support Supervisor

7/1998 5/20023but, first, a chance to giveMay 2002

then what4a pausebefore a new opportunity

5DC BoundSeptember 04 November 04Scholars ProgramPublic Health AnalystMCHB Oral Health Program LCDR, USPHS4 November 2004SEPTEMBER 2003the call was answered

6A career continues to growProfessional Development Subcommittee Member, 04/2004 04/2008Diet-PAC Secretary, 04/2005 04/2006Voting Member, Diet-PAC, 04/2006 03/2009Professional Development Subcommittee Chair, 04/2006 04/2008Chair, 04/2008 03/2009 Lead: PHS OBC Category & PAC Introduction, 02 10/2009Dietitian Representative: 2011 Benchmark Workgroup, 05/2009Recruitment & Retention Subcommittee Member, 04/2010 presentOther duties:2006 2008: Billet addendum, Pediatric Feeding Team Clinic, WRAMCTIER 2 MHT3, 06/2006-5/2009; SAT5, 6/2009-present2008: Continuing Promise 2008, US Navy-led humanitarian mission, Dominican Republic and TrinidadLead, Policy Ad Hoc Workgroup, 7/2010 3/2011Dietitian Category Appointment Board, 2010 & 2011

with dual responsibilitiesNational Director for Oral Health Service Systems GrantsDevelop grant guidance and program policy in keeping with Agency missionAdminister grantee assistance and coordinate information sharing between Federal and State oral health programsState Oral Health Collaborative Service SystemsTargeted MCHB Oral Health Service SystemsCollaboration with WICCollaboration with DCSHCNSchool-based Comprehensive Oral Health Service Intra- and Interagency liaison for MCHBs Oral Health ProgramAgency representative on National Oral conference planning committeeNutrition and Oral Health (ADA position paper)WIC and Oral HealthConvene expert panel workshops on national oral health issuesEarly Childhood Caries and School ReadinessPerinatal HealthChildren with Special Health Care NeedsSchool-Based Health CareBureau nutrition expert and representativeHealthy Childcare America, Healthy Weight ProjectUSDA Ad hoc expert workgroup, website development for My Pyramid for PreschoolersASTPHNDs document Cornerstones of a Healthy Lifestyle: Blueprint for Nutrition & Physical Activity

7If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Henry David Thoreau You owe no one as much as you owe yourself. You owe to yourself the action that opens for you the doors to the goodness, the variety, and the excitement of effort and success David Harold

It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hand. Michelangelo8CDR Pamella Vodicka, MS, RDPVodicka@hrsa.gov301-443-2753COMMENTS ANYONE??9