Faculty

Mark Adler, MD

Director and Founder, kidSTAR

Dr. Adler's interests pertain to the assessment of learners and simulation program development. Joined kidSTAR in 2002.

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Danielle Bielanski, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN, C-NPT

Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Resuscitation Education, Clinical and Organizational Development

Danielle Bielanski coordinates and administers resuscitation program courses for employees and community; influences professional role competence and growth of learners in resuscitation settings; and supports lifelong learners in inter-professional educational environments, facilitating development of clinical, communication, and teamwork skills. Her clinical background is in tertiary Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal & Pediatric Critical Care Transport. She is an American Heart Association instructor in all disciplines.

Robyn Bockrath, MD, MEd

Attending Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine

Dr. Bockrath is interested in simulation-based medical undergraduate medical education.

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Annabelle Dacuycuy, MA

Training Project Manager
Resuscitation Education, Clinical and Organizational Development

Annabelle Dacuycuy supports many initiatives of the Resuscitation Team and RN Orientation/Residency Program. She completed her Masters in Counseling and Organizational Psychology at Adler University. Before joining Lurie Children's, she worked as an Education Specialist at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Training and Development Specialist at the Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC).

Carmel Eiger, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC

Manager, kidSTAR Simulation and Resuscitation Program
Resuscitation Education/ kidSTAR Simulation, Clinical and Organizational Development

Carmel Eiger completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Rush and her clinical background is Neonatal Intensive Care. Her teaching experience includes roles as a Clinical Nurse Educator at Swedish Covenant Hospital, an Adjunct Professor at North Park University, a Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor, and a BLS instructor. Her publications include:

  • Pediatric Simulation Handbook. Introduction Chapter: So you think you wanna sim? Pending publication-winter 2019. Co-author Dr. Karen Mangold.
  • Sapyta, Y.Y., @ Eiger, C. (2017). Improving Pediatric Nurses’ Knowledge, Accuracy, and Confidence Through Code Documentation Simulation. Clinical Simulation In Nursing. 13(6), 278-283.

Arika Gupta, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

Dr. Gupta is interested in procedural training in regards to the care of newborns and infants. Joined kidSTAR in 2013.

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Harriet S. Hawkins, RN, CCRN, CPN, CPEN, FAEN

Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Resuscitation Education, Clinical and Organizational Development

Harriet S. Hawkins has been a nurse at Lurie Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) after 13 years of working as an adult psychiatric, ICU, and ED nurse. She began working in the NICU and in 1985 she helped start our Critical Care Transport Team. In 1988 Harriet started the Pediatric Advanced Life support program with another nurse at what was then Children’s Memorial Hospital and developed the Resuscitation Education Program here Luries in 2001. As the coordinator of this program, she coordinated classes for ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP, STABLE, ENPC, and TNCC and, prior to the start of our KidSTAR simulation program, ran Mock Codes throughout the hospital. In 2019, Harriet ‘retired’ and now serves in a contingency role as a consultant and teaches with the resuscitation program. Harriet has taught internationally and regularly participates in medical mission work in developing countries.

Priya Jain, MD

Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Jain is interested in feedback and Coaching in medical education, particularly at the graduate medical level. I am developing programs around and studying Coaching as a mechanism to improve the clinical performance of trainees, and to promote learner-driven goals for improvement.

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Lindsay Koressel, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Pediatrics

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Karen Mangold, MD, MEd

Associate Director, kidSTAR

Dr. Mangold's interests pertain to curriculum development and integration of simulation into larger curricula. Joined kidSTAR in 2011.

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Candice Mannarino, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

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Katie Marino

Simulation Technologist

Mary McBride, MD, MEd

Associate Director, kidSTAR

Dr. McBride is interested in the teamwork and communication in clinical crises. Joined kidSTAR in 2011.

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Ying Ying Sapyta, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPN

Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Resuscitation Education/kidSTAR simulation, Clinical and Organizational Development

Ying Ying Sapyta provides resuscitation education for employees and within the community in various programs; supports learning and professional improvement of staff through the use of simulation; and encourage continuous learning in an inter-professional environment that facilitates self- progress for the healthcare team. Her clinical background is in Adult Cardiac and Telemetry, Pediatric Surgical and Cardiology, and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care. Her teaching background includes roles as a Pediatric Clinical Instructor for undergraduate nursing students; American Heart Association BLS, PALS, and ACLS instructor. Publications: Sapyta, Y.Y., @ Eiger, C. (2017). Improving Pediatric Nurses’ Knowledge, Accuracy, and Confidence Through Code Documentation Simulation. Clinical Simulation In Nursing. 13(6), 278-283.

Jennifer Trainor, MD

Associate Chair, Education

Dr. Trainor's interests involve medical student simulation and the use of bootcamps to prepare students for the transition to residency. Joined kidSTAR in 2002.

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Kristen Van Genderen, MD

Attending Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine

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