Research Opportunities for Fellows
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
At Nemours there is an expanding research program ranging from basic science projects looking at the genetics of BPD and pulmonary hypertension, through quality improvement work on reducing medication errors to multi-center projects looking at variation in neonatal end-of-life care. Faculty are also available to mentor fellows interested in pursuing research on ECMO, palliative care and the neo-surgical patient. The research efforts of the division are rapidly growing and expanding and we appreciate the participation of neonatal fellows in ongoing projects or in the initiation of a new project. Interested fellows are welcome to contact faculty directly to discuss potential research projects.
The Division of Neonatology at Christiana Hospital has 14 attending neonatologists who are active in a wide variety of scientific research activities. The research topics are diverse and fellow participatory activities would primarily be in the areas of clinical and translational research and quality improvement. Examples of recent fellow-based research include detailed pulmonary physiology and mechanics, cytokines, breastmilk nutrition, transfusion medicine, transport medicine, parent decision aids and communications, spirituality/mindfulness for parental coping, neonatal resuscitation, and epidemiologic analysis of retrospective and prospective database studies. Through your fellowship training, you will learn research design, methodology, ethics, informed consent, process control, quality improvement, database management and statistical procedures. There are additional opportunities to collaborate with maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics, pediatric radiology and global health.