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Grant Programs

Training Fellowships in PED ER and R Baby Lectureship

The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine

The R Baby Foundation Fellowship supports the challenging clinical and academic training of a talented individual as a pediatric emergency medicine specialist focused on infectious diseases. The fellow is conducting a research project on pediatric infectious disease emergencies, lecture and train over 100 physicians. (does that make sense?) She is also working with New York City EMS to develop a training program to aid in recognition of the diseases that necessitate emergency management. In addition, the grant supports an R Baby Lectureship, which allows for an infectious disease/pediatric emergency medicine expert to educate over 300 physicians on the optimal management of neonatal and pediatric patients who are critically ill due to infectious illness.

Over the past year, R Baby’s Pediatric Emergency Fellowship Program at Mt. Sinai has continued to develop educational initiatives in the area of infectious disease emergencies by contributing articles on infectious diseases in neonates in esteemed publications such as Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, which has 1,000 subscribers and is accessed free of charge by 5,000 emergency medicine trainees. The project team, led by the R Baby Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, has continued to establish its educational initiatives through grand rounds lectures, posters, and podium presentations across the country. A fresh manuscript on testing practices of enteroviral infections in neonates is under review for publication.

The Mount Sinai R Baby Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship is focused on research and education in the field of life-threatening pediatric infectious diseases with a special focus on enteroviral infections in the first year of life. Surveys demonstrated knowledge deficits and led to the creation of an educational product on enteroviral infections that was compiled from all the latest global information with new conclusions. The manuscript was published widely reaching over 10,000 emergency physicians. One key educational point emphasized was that even the most mild symptoms in a baby need to be carefully considered since these could be a sign of serious infection, which could prove to be fatal.

Mt. Sinai’s year two goals include a study on the impact of enteroviral PCR testing, engagements for ground rounds with local hospitals, the implementation of continuing education programs for emergency medicine residents, the publication of an article for about infection symptoms in infants for expectant parents, and the development of a workshop for R Baby grant recipients. You can read more about Mt. Sinai’s year two goals in the document posted in the column on the right.

In December of 2009, Mt. Sinai used its R Baby grant to host an educational webcasted symposium on pediatric infectious diseases. Hundreds of doctors attended, and many more watched via webcast. Click here to see footage of the R Baby Pediatric Infectious Diseases Symposium.


Published Findings
& Other Documents

Enterovirus And The Neonate (Pediatric Emergency Practice article)
[0k/] posted: July 03, 2009

Enterovirus And The Neonate: Controversies In The Diagnosis And Management Of Potentially Lethal Infections
[0k/] posted: July 03, 2009

Mt. Sinai New Simulation Program Description
[0k/] posted: August 01, 2009

Mt. Sinai Year Two Grant Results
[0k/] posted: August 08, 2009

Enterovirus and the Neonate: What We Know and What We Do
[0k/] posted: June 22, 2010


Karen Goodman, MD Full profile »
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - Dept of Pediatrics
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Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Mt. Sinai Children's Center Foundation
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The Mount Sinai Hospital
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Mount Sinai School of Medicine