Survival rate increases for extremely preterm infants

The survival rate of extremely preterm infants born from 2013 through 2018 in a large network of U.S. research centers improved to 78.3%, compared to 76% for infants born in the network from 2008 to 2012, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Ferranti named Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President

A. Eugene Washington, MD, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University and President and CEO, Duke University Health System, recently announced the appointment of Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, MS, professor of pediatrics, family medicine and community health, and biostatistics and bioinformatics, as the Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President, Duke University Health System.

Epstein receives 2021 Marshall Klaus Neonatal-Perinatal Research Award

Adrian Epstein, MD, a second year fellow in the Division of Neonatology, was recently awarded the 2021 Marshall Klaus Neonatal-Perinatal Research Award for his project entitled, Disruption of oligodendrogenesis following sepsis-induced injury to the postnatal subventricular zone.

Alumni Spotlight: Lakshmi Iswarya Katakam, MD, MPH

In this Alumni Spotlight interview, Lakshmi Katakam talks to us about her work treating patients in the largest NICU in the country at Texas Children’s Hospital, the lessons she learned as a fellow from her mentors and colleagues at Duke, and her love of nature, travel, and spending time with family.

Quality improvement is integral part of neonatal ICU

Duke’s Division of Neonatology and members of the Duke intensive care nursery (ICN) team continue to be at the forefront of quality improvement efforts that reduce sepsis, improve survival, and benefit the smallest, most vulnerable patients for the rest of their lives.