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Division Highlights - Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology promotes the health and well-being of the newborn, whether critically ill, premature, or simply in need of special observation.

Research interests include genetic contributors to premature birth, nutrition and vitamin D in neonates, iron metabolism in newborns, chronic lung disease of prematurity, infection and inflammation, vascular adaptations in pregnancy, and models and methods of maternal-infant health care.

2009 Highlights

  • Via grant support, Georgia Ditzenberger, NNP-BC, PhD, implemented a neonatal simulation center (NSC) to improve nursing staff skills.
  • Pamela Kling, MD, was awarded (as co-investigator) an NIH RO1 grant, “Gestational Stress and Impaired Iron Homeostasis in the Infant.” Also, her mentored graduate student, Katie Meyer, received the best student presentation award at the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research meeting.
  • Associate residency program director Neena Shah, MD, organized and planned a four-hour workshop for senior residents, “The Resident as Leader.” She also developed a seven-workshop series, “Resident as Teacher,” that has been integrated into the residency core curriculum.


De-Ann M. Pillers, MD, PhD


Georgia R. Ditzenberger, NNP, RNC, PhD

Assistant Professor

Frank R. Greer, MD


Julie M. Kessel, MD

Associate Professor

Pamela J. Kling, MD

Associate Professor

Neena D. Shah, MD

Clinical Associate Professor


Recent Publications

Grant Support

Last updated: 01/04/2016
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