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Laura Basile is a double board certified neonatologist employed by the Pediatrix Medical Group and practicing at Palmetto Health Richland. She has a joint appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Laura's community involvement has included the Haiti Earthquake Medical Response Team, Medical Outreach Team in Vietnam, teaching Neonatal Resuscitation in China, and serving on the Carolina Sunshine For Children Board (grants wishes to ill SC children). She completed a fellowship in Neonatology at the Medical University of South Carolina, earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Public Health from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California at Riverside. Her current project, in conjunction with 3 other Liberty Fellows, is to improve cardiac arrest outcomes by integrating a mobile app with Emergency Medical Systems throughout SC to allow for effective CPR-trained citizen bystander response to cardiac arrest events. She will be a co-host for South Carolina's "Famously Hot New Year" 2016 celebration. Laura is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.