Carol Nicholson, M.D., is the program director for the PCCR Program at the NCMRR. Dr. Nicholson is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine and completed residency training in general pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, as well as of the sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her research background includes early experience (before medical school) in genetics, prenatal diagnosis, virology, birth defects, and child development. Since coming to NICHD, she has become the program scientist for the new Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network, as well as a visiting scientist in the Department of Resuscitative Medicine at the Naval Medical Research Center.