Last month, ERI put a call out to the international neonatal community to seek nominations for a NICU therapist who demonstrates core values of collaboration, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of the infants and families they serve. The recipient of the scholarship would receive a free ERI course that would help to advance their professional needs and contribute to therapy practice in the NICU, PICU, and/or EI settings.
We were blown away by the submissions! After reviewing a number of deserving nominees, ERI had the difficult task of selecting one winner of the scholarship. After careful consideration, we are pleased to award Puja Padbidri, PT, CNT as our scholarship recipient.
Puja is based in Pune, India, and here is part of what she shared in her submission: “Over the last decade, I have run parent education classes and parent support groups to spread awareness about early and appropriate parent interactions. In the NICU, I have introduced several core measures of developmentally supportive care like positioning, oromotor stimulation, breastfeeding and providing family centered care.”
Congratulations, Puja! We hope that by learning from ERI’s leading NICU experts, you’ll gain new insights and skills that you can immediately apply to those you care for.
And a big THANK YOU to all of our neonatal therapists for all that you do to improve the lives of these tiny patients and their families. Your passion, drive and dedication to the smallest of patients results in a lifetime of positive change.