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Five selected for Duke Improvement Science Leadership Course

Friday, June 12, 2020
McGovern Davison Children's Health Center

The Duke Improvement Science Leadership Course (ISLC) is pleased to welcome its second cohort of participants who will begin the program in August 2020.

The Improvement Science Leadership Course (ISLC) is a department-sponsored nine-month longitudinal series with didactic and experiential learning sessions and one-on-one coaching. The course will develop productive quality improvement leaders throughout the Department of Pediatrics.

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Kamlesh Athavale, MD, MBBS (Neonatology)
Coach: Emily Sterrett, MD
Project: Reducing unnecessary NICU admissions for neonatal hypoglycemia
Mary Boruta, MD (Gastroenterology)
Coach: Heather McLean, MD
Project: Improved patient-level communication around invasive GI procedures
Andrew McCrary, MD, MS (Cardiology)
Coach: Lisa Parnell, MD
Project: Improved feeding program for infants after heart surgery
Kristina Nazareth-Pidgeon, MD (Hospital Medicine)
Coach: Sameer Kamath, MD
Project: Reduce unnecessary penicillin allergy labels for low/no-risk inpatients
Heather Van Mater, MD (Rheumatology)
Coach: Katy Bartlett, MD
Project: Improved outpatient follow-up for Kawasaki disease