Newborn Medicine Research

The Division of Newborn Medicine maintains several active research programs, from National Institutes of Health-funded basic research to collaborative, multi-center clinical trials. Current areas of investigation include respiratory muscle function and fatigue, brain blood flow and its relation to brain injury in premature infants, chronic lung disease, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

Using a genome-based approach, the lab has pioneered studies of a family of proteins called serpins, which protect cells from injury. An investigation is underway to examine how serpins work in normal development as well as the role they play in certain cancers and infections.

Other areas of interest include:

  • Very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants and their susceptibility to staphylococcal infections
  • Drug therapies to prevent chronic lung disease in pre-term neonates
  • Perinatal brain injury
  • Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract development

Clinical Team

Chief of Service
Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD

Our Researchers
Abeer Azzuqa, MD
Michael J. Balsan, MD
Charles V. Bender, MD
Beverly Brozanski, MD
Barbara Cohlan, MD
Sean Frederick, MD
Arjumand Ghazi, PhD
Misty Good, MD
Jennifer Kloesz, MD
Clifford J. Luke, PhD
Burhanuddin Mahmood, MD
William McCarran, MD
Stephen C. Pak, PhD
Donna J. Salsburey, MD
Timothy Sanders, MD, PhD
Richard Telesco, MD
Kalyani Vats, MD
Jon Watchko, MD
Toby Yanowitz, MD, MS

Last Update
June 24, 2014
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Last Update
June 24, 2014