Meriter Foundation Awards Neonatology Researchers $80,000 in Grants

Congratulations to four investigators from the Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery who were recently awarded nearly $80,000 in total funding from the Meriter Foundation Research and Education Grants Program. The awards will support four clinical research studies in 2017. The investigators and their projects are:

  • Pamela Kling, MD: Recombinant Erythropoietin as a Renal Protective Agent in Prematurity ($20,000)
  • Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD: Monitoring Predictors of Chronic Lung Disease and Length of Stay – Lessons Learned ($20,000)
  • Bikash Pattnaik, PhD: Specificity of Oxytocin induced Retinopathy ($20,000)
  • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD: Molecular Effect of Caffeine Therapy on Lung Disease in the Premature Infant ($20,000)