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Dr. Cole is a neonatologist at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has held a number of different administrative positions that include Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children's Health at Washington University School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has also maintained NIH funding as a Principal Investigator for more than 25 years.
Dr. Landrigan is Research Director of the Inpatient Pediatrics Service at Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has been working as a pediatric hospitalist and patient safety researcher for 20 years. Dr. Landrigan has led numerous studies regarding: the effects of physician sleep deprivation on patient safety; quality and efficiency in pediatric hospitalist vs. traditional care systems; variation in the use of evidence-based therapies; the performance of adverse event surveillance systems in hospitals; statewide temporal trends in rates of adverse events; the effects of the ACGME duty hour standards on safety, education, and resident physician quality of life; the effects of computerized order entry systems on patient safety; the relationship between house staff depression, burn out, and patient safety; and the effects of handoff and communication improvements (I-PASS) on patient safety. From this research, Dr. Landrigan has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in the medical literature, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, BMJ, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and other leading journals. In addition, Dr. Landrigan was the founding chair and is currently an Executive Council Member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, a collaboration of over 100 pediatric hospitals studying quality and variation in the care of hospitalized children, with the goal of developing and disseminating improvements.