Free CME-Accredited Series


Sponsored by the Connecticut & South Carolina chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics

This 6-session recorded webinar series explores infection prevention from the pediatric practice perspective and provides physicians with education, training, and practical tips on how to protect providers, staff, and patients from COVID and other infectious diseases. Webinars feature speakers, panelists, and moderators from both Connecticut and South Carolina.

Webinar recordings with CME credit will be available soon!


CME/MOC Credit

For those who attended the LIVE webinar series, click the link below to complete the evaluation and claim your CME and MOC credit!




What is Project Firstline?

What is Project Firstline? To stop the spread of infectious disease—including COVID-19—all healthcare workers need a functional knowledge of infection prevention protocols to protect themselves, their colleagues, and patients. CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to make that happen.

Project FirstLine Ambassadors

Leigh Bragg, MD and Richard Martinello, MD serve as the CT-AAP and SC-AAP Project Firstline Ambassadors to the AAP’s Project Firstline partnership with the CDC.

Leigh Bragg, MD

Dr. Bragg graduated from the University of South Carolina-School of Medicine and completed her Pediatrics Residency at Greenville Health System.

Dr. Bragg completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Florida- Jacksonville. She is currently board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease.

Richard Martinello, MD

Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System

Dr. Martinello is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. He is board certified in adult and pediatric infectious diseases and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and fellowships in adult and pediatric infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology at Yale.

Supported by an educational grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics in partnership with the CDC’s Project Firstline program, a national health care workforce infection prevention and control training collaborative.