Research

Most members of the Division of Neonatology are actively involved in clinical research. Areas of research include:
  • Surfactant, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and ventilation
  • Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine
  • Neonatal transport and follow-up
  • Medical ethics and trainee education
  • Database – health service delivery (using large databases such as those housed in Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) and Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
  • Neonatal pain management
  • Neonatal renal function
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy
  • Neonatal sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • The genetics underlying NEC as well as the impact of different molecules and drugs on the premature gut
  • Mechanisms of lung development, injury and repair in order to design new treatments for incurable lung diseases
  • Vitamin D in neonates
  • PDA management in the premature infant and in rational use of antibiotics in the NICU
  • Early determinants of long-term outcomes
  • Use of point of care ultrasound including targeted neonatal echocardiography (TNEcho)

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