Faculty Research

BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH

ESTHER SPEER, MD

  • Early and delayed neurological effects of newborn sepsis (a murine model of the effects of neonatal sepsis-induced neuroinflammation on neurogenesis and developmental outcome)
  • In vivo imaging of bacterial infections in a newborn rodent and rabbit model (an optical and PET imaging study)
  • Immunomodulatory therapy to improve outcomes of neonatal sepsis in a murine bacterial sepsis model 
  • Inhibition of live microbial and Toll-like receptor-mediated immune responses in human cord blood

Dr. Speer Research Bio Sketch

Link to PubMed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1HyrspwtpQX/bibliography/public/

 


CARLY GOMES, MD

  • Understanding how early exposure to painful stimuli alters pain processing and associated behaviors at different developmental timepoints
  • Understanding how pro-inflammatory processes, including systemic infection, alter pain processing and associated behaviors at different developmental timepoints

Link to PubMed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1XqTs7sTrtzke/bibliography/public/

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

JOSEPH DECRISTOFARO, MD

  • Predicting endotracheal tube insertion depths in neonates
  • Measurement of Intraoperative CO2 in Premature Infants
  • Margin of Safety for Discharge of the Preterm Infant with Apnea of Prematurity
  • Improving Compliance in the Use of Medication Guardrails with “Smart” Infusion Pump Technology in the NICU

Link to PubMed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/jd.decristofaro.1/bibliography/public/


STEPHANIE KYC, DO

  • Neonatal Palliative Care

ECHEZONA MADUEKWE, MD

  • Umbilical cord blood as an alternative to late preterm admission complete blood count
  • Predicting the insertion depth of endotracheal tube in neonate using body Landmarks
  • Reliability of oxi-pneumogram in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease in preterm infants
  • Hypoglycemia risk score: A valuable clinical tool for assessing the need of dextrose infusion requirements in the management of hypoglycemia in infants of gestational diabetic mothers
  • The Accuracy of Ultrasound Estimated Fetal Weight Percentile on Modified Fenton Curve for Birth Weight Estimation and Drug-dosing in Preterm Infants
  • Optimizing seizure management & Reduction of phenobarbital use during therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal encephalopathy
  • Effect of Neonatal Hypermagnesemia on the timing for first enteral feeds

 Dr. Maduekwe Research Bio Sketch

Link to PubMed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1vWRwy6t90-gtd/bibliography/public/


ARUNA PAREKH, MD

  • Professional communication in the pediatric workplace needs Improvement
  • Respiratory phenotypical response to systemic corticosteroids in intubated premature infants
  • Maternal stress, recall and perception of their NICU graduate child’s needs
  • Assessing knowledge of caregivers on safe sleep practices in Level III NICU
  • Impact of neonatal morbidities on high risk clinic follow-up

JENNIFER PYNN, MD

  • Chronic Lung Disease Prevention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

 1. Unplanned Extubation Prevention Strategies in the NICU

 2. An Extubation Readiness Tool to Promote Successful Extubations in the NICU

  • Utility of an Outcome Estimator to Predict Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Premature Neonates
  • Early Changes in Growth Trajectory Z-Scores Predict Growth Outcomes in the Very Low Birth Weight Population

Link to PubMed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1jkk1dh5bsPAM/bibliography/public/


SHANTHY SRIDHAR, MD

  • Maternal Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy between 30-34 Weeks Gestation and Neonatal Morbidity in Late Preterm Infants
  • Are Hematological Indices Useful in Identifying and Treating Near Term and Term Infants with Early Onset Sepsis?
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Neonatal Intensive Care (ASPIN) – Optimizes Antibiotic Use and Minimizes Practice Variation in Level III NICU
  • Improving Discharge Head Circumference Percentiles in <1,500gm Infants

Link to PubMed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1dC7ctjFosQ9jm/bibliography/public/