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Neonatology Research

NYU Langone’s Division of Neonatology is at the forefront of laboratory and clinical research to advance the field of neonatology. The division fosters the growth and development of the faculty and fellows through ongoing research opportunities.

Investigators are using near-infrared spectroscopy to measure target organ saturation in the neonatal population and researching the use of a new mode of neonatal ventilation, neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA). Researchers study associated morbidities in late preterm neonates and biomarkers of sepsis and hypoxic brain injury in neonates. The division is also participating in long-term follow-up of neonates with congenital heart diseases and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).

Researchers in the division are also using novel mouse models of vaginal colonization and ascending infection during pregnancy to further the understanding of the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens that colonize the maternal genital tract—group B Streptococcus, Escherichia coli, and Gardnerella vaginalis—contribute to adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. The goal is to develop and test new vaccines.

The Beltzman Research Foundation Grant is an internal divisional grant used for neonatal HIE research. The grant funds this research to determine whether prenatal infection with group B Streptococcus leads to increased susceptibility to hypoxic ischemic brain injury after delivery.

A grant from the Crompton Candy Research Foundation provides the division with the opportunity to lead the transformation in neonatal care, discovering innovative interventions that help to ensure the long-term health of preterm infants. The grant supports early career faculty research and education.

Recent Publications

Mitigating Risks for Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry on Children

Verma, Sourabh; Bailey, Sean M

JAMA pediatrics. 2023 Sep 01; 177:982

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Home Discharge Communication: A Quality Improvement Project

Pattnaik, Priyam; Nafday, Suhas; Angert, Robert

Pediatric quality & safety. 2023 Jul 10; 8:E669-?

Developing a new pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program

Cicalese, Erin; Meisler, Sarah; Kitchin, Michael; Zhang, Margaret; Verma, Sourabh; Dapul, Heda; McKinstry, Jaclyn; Toy, Bridget; Chopra, Arun; Fisher, Jason C

Journal of perinatal medicine. 2023 Jun 27; 51:697-703

Visitor restriction during the COVID-19 pandemic did not impact rates of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the NICU patients

Evans, Hailey Zie; Bailey, Sean; Verma, Sourabh; Cicalese, Erin

Journal of perinatal medicine. 2023 May 25; 51:586-589

Impact on neonatal morbidities after a change in policy to administer antenatal corticosteroids to mothers at risk for late preterm delivery

Mally, Pradeep; Katz, Julia; Verma, Sourabh; Purrier, Sheryl; Wachtel, Elena V; Trillo, Rebecca; Bhutada, Kiran; Bailey, Sean M

Journal of perinatal medicine. 2023 May 25; 51:573-579

Developmental screening of full-term infants at 16 to 18 months of age after in-utero exposure to maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection

Shah, Aashish V; Howell, Heather B; Kazmi, Sadaf H; Zaccario, Michele; Sklamberg, Felice E; Groth, Taylor; Martindale, Pia; Dreyer, Benard; Verma, Sourabh

Journal of perinatology. 2023 May ; 43:659-663

Host inflammatory dynamics reveal placental immune modulation by Group B Streptococcus during pregnancy

Kuperwaser, Felicia; Avital, Gal; Vaz, Michelle J; Noble, Kristen N; Dammann, Allison N; Randis, Tara M; Aronoff, David M; Ratner, Adam J; Yanai, Itai

Molecular systems biology. 2023 Mar 09; 19:e11021

Zoom Objective Structured Clinical Exams: Virtually the same as the real thing?

Desai, Purnahamsi V; Howell, Heather B; McGrath, Meaghan; Ramsey, Rachel; Lebowitz, Jonathan; Trogen, Brit; Cha, Christine; Pierce, Kristyn A; Zabar, Sondra

Academic pediatrics. 2023 Mar ; 23:483-488