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My long-term career objective is to become a federally funded independent investigator who conducts important clinical trials in critically ill patients using ultrasound related applications. My ambition is to direct large multi-center RCTs that will utilize new ultrasound applications and approaches to improve survival in critically ill patients. As part of my long-term goals, I am eager to take advantage of the gap in transitional knowledge and develop this academic focus in clinical research. My research interests center around the effects of ultrasound applications on clinical outcomes, including the perceptions and use of ultrasound in critical care, patient safety, and hospital resource utilization.

My short-term goals include identifying ultrasound applications that will enhance management of critically ill patients. My most recent project has focused on ultrasound-guided verification of central venous catheter insertion as replacement for standard and resource intense, post procedure imaging.



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