Newborn Medicine Research

The Division of Newborn Medicine maintains several active research programs.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:

Clinical Studies


Bilirubin Study

Demographic, Metabolic and Genomic Description of Neonates with Severe Hyperbilirubinemia

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Cool Cap Long-term Follow-up Study

Neurodevelopmental Outcome at Age 7 After Selective Head Cooling with Mild Systemic Hypothermia After Neonatal Encephalopathy

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Preterm Infant Feeding Study

Feeding During Ibuprofen or Indomethacin Treatment of Preterm Infants for a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

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Staph Antibody Study

Trial to Evaluate Pagibaximab in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates for the Prevention of Staphylococcal Sepsis

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