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I am interested in education of trainees at all levels. I have a special interest in simulation. I started and conduct the multidisciplinary simulation boot camp for first year neonatal-perinatal fellows. The camp was started to prepare the first year fellows for their new role. This multidisciplinary camp is held at least once annually since July 2008. Twenty first year neonatal medicine fellows from seven universities attended the camp in July 2016.
I was the leader of a quality improvement project entitled Reducing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in the neonatal intensive care unit .It has resulted in a 37.5 % reduction in peripherally inserted central catheters in neonates with birth weight 1000-1500 g who had a umbilical venous catheter. It also resulted in a reduction in central line days without increasing the central line associated blood stream infections. The project was approved for part 4 Maintenance of Certification Activity by the American Board of Pediatrics.The findings were published in Journal of Perinatology and was included among the journal's top quality improvement papers.