Grant from Gerber Foundation will support Paige Condit’s patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) research

Paige Condit, MD, a PGY 4 fellow in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, has been awarded a Gerber Foundation Research Grant for her project, “Development of a Novel Kidney-focused Approach to Treatment of a PDA in Vulnerable Preterm Neonates.” Her research will examine the hypothesis that preterm infants born with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with a longer duration and certain anatomical features will have decreased kidney oxygenation and thus a higher incidence of kidney dysfunction throughout their hospitalization. This has the potential to transform clinical practice for PDA and improve kidney outcomes in premature infants, improving quality of life and decreasing long-term health care burdens for these patients. Condit received $30,000 from the foundation. Her research project will take place over the course of two years and is set to begin on July 1, 2024.