Director, High Risk Infant Follow-up Program and Special Infant Care Clinic
Department / Division
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Neonatology
Durham, NC 27710
Neonatal intensive care, neuro-developmental follow-up of high-risk infants
My research interests continue to be in the area of medical neurodevelopmental follow-up of high-risk infants. My past research is involved with studying the long-term outcome of extremely low birth weight premature infants and full term infants treated with various types of technology for respiratory failure (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and high frequency ventilation). I have been interested in studying clinical predictors of outcome as well as factors that affect susceptibility to brain and neurologic recovery after injury has occurred. More recently, I have begun to plan a new area of research utilizing different forms of cerebral monitoring (amplitude integrated EEG and cerebral oximetry) in sick newborn infants. I am also beginning to do research in health care delivery, specifically in developing a Transitional Medical Home model of care for medically fragile infants.
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