This application from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is to participate with the NICHD under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multicenter Neonatal Research Network (NRN) designed to perform interventional and observational clinical studies in newborn infants, particularly low birth weight infants. The objective of this program is to facilitate the advancement of neonatal care by establishing a network of academic centers that, by rigorous patient evaluation using common protocols, can study the required numbers of patients and can provide answers more rapidly than individual centers acting alone.

Public Health Relevance

The objective of the Neonatal Research Network NRN is to advance the field of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine by establishing and maintaining a network of academic centers that perform multi-center clinical protocols in a rigorous manner to investigate the safety and efficacy of treatment and management strategies to care for newborn infants, including low birth weight infants.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements (U10)
Project #
5U10HD068244-02
Application #
8249843
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-A (03))
Program Officer
Higgins, Rosemary
Project Start
2011-04-01
Project End
2016-03-31
Budget Start
2012-04-01
Budget End
2013-03-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$327,172
Indirect Cost
$22,400
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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