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Dr. Robin is a neonatologist in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) in Chicago. She has extensive experience in health professions education, with a focus on simulation-based training. She recently developed the 3-year ACGME-accredited (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship program at RUMC and she serves as the Program Director. She is currently completing a master’s degree in health professions education (MHPE) at the University of Illinois (UIC), Chicago. She directs and runs the simulation-based Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) training for pediatrics, internal medicine pediatrics and obstetrics residents. Dr. Robin developed a hybrid simulation pediatric program (high-fidelity mannequin in combination with an actor in the parent role) for medical and nursing students at RUMC. To date, over 300 students have participated in the program. She recently completed a study comparing medical and nursing students’ teamwork, parent communication and self-efficacy with interprofessional teamwork prior to, and after simulation-based training. Dr. Robin has also developed simulation-based procedural curricula for neonatal nurse practitioner and medical students.
In 2014 Dr. Robin was the project lead for TESTPILOT-NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at RUMC. In this role she led a 6-person interprofessional team in the design, development and implementation of simultaneous, interprofessional in situ simulations to identify latent safety threats and gaps in family centered care prior to moving into a new 40,000 square foot single family room NICU. She presented this work at the 6th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia in Vienna Austria where she won first place for the work entitled “Orchestrating In Situ Simulation for Safety in New Healthcare Environments”.
Dr. Robin previously served as assistant faculty at the Graham Clinical Performance Center at UIC where she developed and validated procedural checklists for seven of the Residency Review Committee recommended pediatric. She also played a major role in the development and implementation of a simulated-based pediatric procedural skill curriculum.
Dr. Robin is the co-editor of a first-edition Neonatal Simulation Guidebook that will be published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, with expected release date of spring 2021. She also co-authored two chapters: “Scenario Design” and “In Situ Simulations for Testing New Health Care Environments”.