Neonatology-Perinatology Research

The types of research conducted in the Division of Neonatology spans the clinical translational spectrum from bench to bedside to population health. Matching the diversity of research questions that are investigated is the diversity of funding received to support these projects including the National Institute of Health, state initiatives, foundation, industry, and philanthropy. Current areas of focus include:

  • Fetal origins of disease
  • Infant nutrition and metabolism
  • Health disparities
  • Global health
  • Quality improvement
  • Education and simulation

A sampling of specific ongoing research projects led by faculty include (please click on the faculty's research page link to learn more):

  • A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce the Incidence of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD); Golden Hour Quality Initiative & Oxygen Saturation Monitoring Initiative (PI: Lauren Blatt, MD)
  • Effect of continuous heart rate availability on provider perceptions and neonatal resuscitation performance (PI: Catherine Chang, MD)
  • Delivering Serious News in the NICU – Communication Training for the NICU Provider (PI: Emily Echevarria, MD)
  • Improving Communication with Families from Underserved Populations Using Simulation-Based Training (PI: Dina Elachi, MD)
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in parents’ readiness for discharge in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (PI: Ericalyn Kasdorf, MD)
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of Displaying Patient Pictographs in an Electronic Health Record to Prevent Wrong-Patient Electronic Orders (PI: James Kim, MD)
  • Metabolic mechanisms induced by enteral DHA and ARA supplementation in preterm infants (PI: Camilia Martin, MD MS)
  • Transgenerational Effect of Maternal High Fat Diet on Small RNA Expression in Mouse Germ Cells (PI: Liana Senaldi, MD)  
  • Khdc3 in the Inheritance of Obesity and Metabolic Disease: You Are What Your Grandmother Ate (PI: Matthew Smith-Raska, MD, PhD)
  • Reducing Unplanned Extubations in a Level IV NICU (PI: Priyanka Tiwari, MD)
  • Quality improvement project to improve follow up in Neonatal Neurodevelopment Clinic (PI: Mary Vernov, MD)
  • Reducing early neonatal mortality in Tanzania-low resource setting (PI: Jeffrey Perlman, MB, ChB)

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