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Short Bio/Statement of Interest: Lauren is Childrens National Hosptial Pediatric hospitalist with 14 years of experience, working in a remote community hospital, TidalHealth on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Throughout the years, she has expanded pediatric services offered and aligned clinical pathways with up to date academic recommendations. As TH Medical Director, she has mentored several new graduates as they transitioned into clinical care and young professionals. Her recent projects include keeping mild DKAs at local hospital, improving patient education resources in multi languages including low literacy and designing an ED co-management process for PICU level ED patients awaiting transfer to tertiary care. She is eager to be on the forefront of expanding the pediatric subspecialty telemed program at THin 2023. In December of 2021, she was elected an officer of the medical leadership team at TH, being the first pediatrician ever to have that role. While a medical staff officer, she has worked with multidisciplinary to enhance the care provided to young adults across the divisions; including gyn, general surgery, Ortho and Neurology, As region chair, she would like to bridge the relationships between tertiary and community pediatricians as she has done in her current role between CNH and TH. She would also like to expand awareness about treating vulnerable populations in communities across the region. Her passion and energy will help lead our region to great success.
Short Bio/Statement of Interest: I write with the interest of applying for the position of Co-Chair for Region 4.
I am a 2019 elected Academic Pediatric Association Research Scholar and serve as Associate Program Director of Intern Recruitment for the Department of Pediatrics Residency Program and Associate Program Director of the Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
I have been fortunate enough to be more involved with the APA as a subspecialist through the RSP program and as member of the Region 4 planning committee. I believe that at the end of the day, no matter what the subspecialty one decides to pursue, we are all pediatricians and our focus should be in always looking to better the way we provide care to our patients at all different stages of their pediatric life. Being an RSP scholar coupled with being an active member of the planning committee, my academic appointments, clinical focus and current pursue of a certificate in medical education followed by a masters in educational leadership allow me to provide a well rounded expertise in further contributing to the improvement of child health at all levels, with as simple as gathering the academic community together to discuss scholarly work that helps shape the future of pediatrics, anywhere from how we train and teach the future generation of pediatricians to how we provide best care to our teenagers suffering from the anxieties that social media brings in this day and age.
I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with great individuals from different disciplines than mine over the past year through the planning committee, and strongly believe that my passion within pediatrics, with the skills and knowledge I have gained and continue to gain align with the mission of the APA as well as the Region, and would hope to continue to do so as Co-Chair.
I thank you for your time and consideration.