Neonatology Researchers Receive $120,000 in Meriter Foundation Grants

Congratulations to five investigators from the Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery who were recently awarded nearly $120,000 in total funding from the Meriter Foundation Research and Education Grants Program. The awards will support four clinical research studies in 2016. The investigators and their projects are:

  • Pamela Kling, MD: Multifetal Gestation Pregnancies, Fetal Kidney Dysfunction and Programming of Life-Long BP ($30,000)
  • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD: Impact of Common neonatal drugs on Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Lung Alveolar Cells ($30,000)
  • Bikash Pattnaik, PhD: Effect of Oxytocin on Retina Angiogenesis as a Measure of Retinopathy of Prematurity ($30,000)
  • Michael Porte, MD, and Cora Astorga, MD: Procalcitonin as a Biomarker in Detection of Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis Using Umbilical Cord Blood Analysis ($30,000)