Twenty-four months of the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program consist of performing clinical or basic research studies in neonatology or developmental biology.
Fellows can choose from a wide variety of basic science or clinical investigators, both within the Division of Neonatology and outside the division.
Some of the current research interests of the Division of Neonatology include:
• Racial and ethnic group disparities in birth outcome
• Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension
• Fetal origins of neonatal lung disease
• Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium
• Inflammatory mechanisms contributing to necrotizing enterocolitis
• The mechanisms leading to preterm brain injury
• The molecular mechanisms underlying cellular oxygen sensing
• Nutrition and growth in critically ill and preterm neonates
• The impact of hydrocortisone on neonatal pulmonary vasculature
• Role of microRNAs in lung development
• How high risk conditions affect brain development and function in newborn infants
• Palliative Care
• The genetic contributions to lung diseases that affect newborns, children and adults
Fellows have also chosen to work outside the division:
The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program encourages our fellows to apply for grant funding during their fellowship. Northwestern University was recently awarded a new training grant (National Center for Translational Science TL1) designed to train post-doctoral investigators in new and innovative approaches to improving the care of children and adolescents. There are multiple other local and national opportunities to fund fellow research.
Neonatology fellows have also undertaken post-graduate degrees in addition to their research. Some of the master degree options include: