Neonatology Researchers Receive $115K in Meriter Foundation Grants

Four investigators in the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery were recently awarded nearly $115,000 in total funding from the Meriter Foundation Research and Education Grants Program.

The awards will support four clinical research studies in 2015. The investigators and their projects are:

  • Pamela Kling, MD: Developmental Programming: Iron Deficiency and Inflammatory Obesity Mediators (IDIOM) Study ($35,000)
  • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD: Identification of Therapeutic Targets for Hyperoxia-Induced Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in a BPD Lung Cell Model ($35,000)
  • Bikash Pattnaik, PhD: Oxytocin and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP): Proof of Principle ($35,000)
  • Olachi J. Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD, and DeAnn Pillers, MD, PhD: Identifying Fluid, Oxygen, Calories and Infection (FOCI) Multisystem Strategies to Reduce Chronic Lung Disease ($9,984)