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Mara Gordon, MD is a third year resident in family medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She's a graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn, and her interests include primary care for vulnerable populations, integrating family planning into primary care, and health journalism.
Dr. Ibukun Christine Akinboyo is currently a pediatric infectious disease fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She is working on a project to assess Staphylococcus aureus colonization in neonates, specifically, the strain types, patient and nasal microbiome characteristics that might impact colonization. She is honing her interests in surveillance and prevention protocols designed to limit the transmission and prevalence of infections among neonates. This includes understanding factors that affect perinatal transmission of maternal infections to infants such as compliance with vaccination recommendations and access to healthcare. As a board certified pediatrician, she has received a number of grants for international health missions that provide direct exposure to clinical factors impacting neonatal health on a local, national and international scale. She is on a career path that focuses on improved infection prevention protocols and overall treatment outcomes in hospitalized neonates, especially in low resource settings. Contact email address: email@example.com.