Research efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Section of Neonatal Medicine are focused on making advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of premature infants.
The research interests of the physician-scientists within the Section of Neonatal Medicine are vast, but the primary focus is on the prevention of complications of prematurity. By working directly with the Center for Perinatal Research
– one of the eleven Centers of Emphasis at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, investigators are using basic science and translational research to develop cutting-edge interventions designed to prevent premature delivery.
Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children's are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.
Browse current research studies being conducted at Nationwide Children’s related to Neonatology
Neonatology Research Areas of Focus
The Section of Neonatal Medicine Accepted to Neonatal Research Network
The Section of Neonatal Medicine has been accepted to join an elite group of research centers dedicated to studying neonatal medicine. The Neonatal Research Network, developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), is comprised of 18 research centers focused around one cause: to improve the care and outcome of neonates. The Section will contribute patient data to a registry of very low birth weight infants. This registry provides network investigators with information regarding important variables that affect the short and long-term health outcomes of premature infants.
Grand Challenge Grant Awarded to Team led by Nationwide Children's Researcher
The Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development recently shortlisted 53 finalists from around the world from more than 400 entries. Only 22 teams were awarded grants for their bold, new ideas to save the lives of mothers and newborns in developing countries. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital was one of the four institutions in the competition to be awarded transition-to-scale grants (up to $2 million for four years) for the development of a low-cost paper-based urine test for early diagnosis of preeclampsia to reduce preeclampsia-related morbidity and mortality in resource-limited areas. Read more
General Neonatology Grants
Randomized Controlled Trial of Early versus Delayed Cord Clamping in Infants with CHD, American Heart Association (Carl R. Backes)
Vascular toxicities of environmental tobacco particulates in children, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (John Bauer)
Improving BPD Predictors and Outcomes for Clinical Trials, National Institutes of Health, Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute, National Center for Research Resources (Robert G. Castle)
Child Health Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (Bernadette Chen)
Genetic epidemiology of life-threatening influenza infection in children, Children’s Hospital Boston, National Institutes of Health (Mark W. Hall)
Monocyte Pyrin Expression in Human Sepsis, National Institutes of Health (Mark W. Hall)
The Roles of MKP-1 in Gram-negative Bacterial Sepsis and Colitis, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Yusen Liu)
The Role of MKP-1 in Innate Immune Responses to LPS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Yusen Liu)
The Function of Dual Specificity Phosphatase-5 in Immune Response, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Yusen Liu)
Multiple Chronic Conditions in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: Epidemiology, NICU Care, and Outcome, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (William P.Gardner)