Institutional Members Summer 2022

Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute was formed in 2008 with the mission to transform pediatric heart disease through the integration of clinical care, molecular cardiovascular research, and education. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute as one of the top programs in the nation for pediatric cardiology.…

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Quality Improvement-Safety Committee Update

2022 is flying by! Our PCICS Quality Improvement and Safety (QI-S) Committee’s three sub-committees (Education, Resource and Outreach, and Research and Development) have been hard at work to complete projects that have been underway. The Education sub-committee (led by Rambod Amirnovin, MD) has compiled valuable QI resources that will be made available on the PCICS…

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Program Committee Update

The PCICS program committee continues its diligent work to plan the in-person PCICS Annual Meeting in December in Miami! The program has been finalized and almost all invited speakers have been confirmed. The meeting website is live, registration is open, and abstract submissions are being received! The committee has designed an exciting multidisciplinary program that…

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Nutrition SIG Update

The PCICS Nutrition SIG began meeting in the fall of 2021 and has grown to over 30 members from across the U.S. We continue to meet monthly to network and provide learning sessions on various nutrition topics. Previous topics of discussion include pre- and post-operative feeding guidelines, NEC refeeding practices, human milk fortifiers, growth failure,…

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PCICS CNS/Educator SIG Update

The PCICS CNS/Educator SIG continues to provide an opportunity for networking and a forum for sharing the work, ideas, and impact of Clinical Nurse Specialists and educators within the PCICS community. The CNS/Educator SIG is co-chaired by Lisa McCabe and Trish Lincoln. Membership of the CNS/Educator SIG includes nurses from institutions throughout the country.  New…

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Program Committee Update

Co-Chairs: Christin Diller and Jason Buckley The Program Committee continues to work on finalizing the program and details for the 2022 annual meeting. Mark your calendars for December 14-18th, 2022 in Miami, FL at the Loews Hotel. We look forward to seeing you all in person in December!

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Advanced Practice Provider Special Interest Group (SIG) Update

The PCICS Advanced Practice Provider (APP) SIG continues to meet monthly, networking with APPs across the United States.  We provide learning sessions on topics such as cardiopulmonary interactions, cardiopulmonary bypass and APP Leadership.  The group has also spent time learning about mental health programs for our CICU families, work life balance for the provider, and hot topic…

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Early Career and Fellow Special Interest Group (SIG) Update

Dear PCICS family, The Early Career and Fellow Special Interest Group was formed in 2021 to provide support to its dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated group of trainees in pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiology, fourth year advanced training, and early career CICU faculty. We are interested in both growing as providers and contributing to the field.…

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Quality Improvement and Safety (QI-S) Committee Update

Our PCICS Quality Improvement and Safety (QI-S) Committee is looking forward to another productive year! Our committee is excited to welcome four new members, including Kim DiMaria, CPNP-AC (Children’s Hospital Colorado), Candace Mannarino, MD (Lurie Children’s Hospital), Allison Reynolds, DNP, CPNP-PC (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital) and Jennifer Kramer, MD (LeBonheur Children’s Hospital).  We are looking…

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Research Committee Update

Current research committee leadership includes co-chairs: Jamie Penk and Anna Fisk. The sub-committee chairs are Jean Connor, Josh Cisco, Jamie Penk, Chris Mastropietro, Jennie Peterson, Catherine Krawczeski, Brad Marino, John Kheir Research committee members include Catherine Allan, Judy Ascenzi, Scott Aydin, Amee Bigelow, Joshua Blinder, Elizabeth Braunlin, Tanya Chadha, Christin Diller, Justin Elhoff, Therese Giglia,…

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Education Committee Update

The PCICS Education Committee has some exciting new updates to announce.  Lillian Su, MD completed her tenure as committee Co-Chair in January of 2022. We thank Lillian for all her incredible work in the leadership role, and are grateful that she will stay on the education committee as we navigate our way forward. Shilpa Vellore Govardhan, MD has…

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Finance Committee Update

The Finance Committee would like to welcome their newest members, Michael-Alice Moga MD, Josh Blinder MD, and Andrew Smith MD. We are looking forward to their close collaboration and hard work on advancing the committee’s priorities and making 2022 another successful year. Investments: The last committee meeting included an update by our financial advisor, Mr.…

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