Dr. Ades is interested in studying how new educational paradigms can be used to enhance uptake and maintenance of skills as well as how to provide the best training once skills have deteriorated. She is interested in how clinical performance and outcomes can be used to direct training. Other research areas of interest to Dr. Ades include neonatal and infant resuscitation research particularly in neonates with congenital anomalies. She currently is involved in research projects looking at developing a visual airway library for educational purposes as well as a project investigating ways to improve bag-mask-ventilation and intubation skills in trainees.
Dr. French’s research interests are in the use of simulation to both study and teach non-technical skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership. Current research projects include using simulation to measure clinical observation and prioritization skills in trainees.
Drs. Ades and French collaborate on multiple projects involving simulation. Together they have developed the largest First Year Fellow Neonatology Boot Camp in the country, Senior Fellow Bootcamps for the Neonatology Fellows in Philadelphia and outreach programs for neonatology programs in the Tri-State Area. Both Drs. Ades and French are involved in national projects developing standardized neonatal procedure checklists and videos, standardization of a neonatal simulation curriculum and its use within the Next Accreditation System, and regionalization of neonatology trainee bootcamps. Both Drs. Ades and French have mentored fellows completing scholarly research projects using simulation.