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January 15-16, 2004

Double-Tree Hotel, Rockville, Maryland


Objectives of the Workshop

  • Identify key gaps in basic, translational, and clinical research in neonatology.
  • Address the issue of dwindling pool of physician-scientists and propose how to rectify the situation in the current setting of clinical practice and academia.

Day 1: January 15, 2004

  1. Welcome: Duane Alexander, MD
  2. Introduction: Short-term Goals and Long-term Objectives of the Workshop
1. The NICHD Perspective: Speaker: Tonse N. K. Raju, MD
2. The AAP Perspective: Speaker: Ronald L. Ariagno, MD

Session 1: Cardiopulmonary, Immunology, Nutrition, and Gastrointestinal Systems

Moderators: Rosemary Higgins, MD, and Ronald Ariagno, MD


Basic and Translational Research on Organ Development in the Fetus and Newborn, and Postnatal Influences: Cardiopulmonary Systems  

Speaker: Alan Jobe, MD


Basic and Translational Research on Organ Development in the Fetus and Newborn, and Postnatal Influences:
The Immune System

Speaker: D. Wade Clapp, MD


Basic and Translational Research: Fetal & Neonatal Nutrition 

Speaker: William Hay, MD


Basic and Translational Research: Gastroenterology 

Speaker: Joseph Neu, MD

Session II

Moderators: Dr. Raju and Linda Van Marter, MD


Basic and Translational Research on Neurosciences

Speaker: William Pearce, Ph.D.


Basic and Translational Research on Infant Development & follow- up 

Speaker: Maureen Hack, MD 


Basic and Translational Research on Epidemiology and Health Care Research   

Speaker: Jeffery Gould, MD

Session: III

Moderators: Dr. Avroy Fanaroff, MD, and Michael Spear, MD

  1. Basic and Translational Research in Neonatal Pharmacology
    Speaker: Robert Ward, M.D 
  2. Funding Issues: Brief Presentations
    1. Optimizing SBIR/STTR Mechanisms and Partnering with Industry. 
      Speaker: JoAnne Goodnight, Ph.D. 
    2. The Ks, the Ts, the Fs 
      Speaker: Steve Klein, Ph.D.
    3. Other NIH Funding Mechanisms, Loan Repayment Program. 
      Speakers: Drs. Raju and Higgins 

Session IV: Training Issues: Brief Presentations

Moderators: Waldemar Carlo, MD, and Dr. Higgins

  1. Survey of Training Directors/Results and Implications. 
    Speaker: Dr. Ariagno
  2. The Nuts and Bolts of New Board Requirements for Neonatal Board Certification
    Speaker: Gail McGuinness, MD 
  3. Implications of New ABP Requirements for Research Careers Speaker.
    Speaker: Dr. Jobe
  4. Training and Retaining of Under-represented Minority Physician-Scientists
    1. African American Perspective:  Speaker: Phyllis Dennery, MD
    2. Hispanic American Perspective:  Speaker: Marta Valcarcel, MD
    3. Trainee's Perspective:  Speaker: Anna Penn, MD

Session V: Workshop Summary 

Speakers: Drs. Carlo, Ariagno, Raju, Van Marter, and Jobe

Speakers, Moderators, and Participants

  • Duane Alexander, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • Ronald L. Ariagno, MD (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA);
  • Judy L. Aschner, MD (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN);
  • John Barks, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI);
  • Catherine M. Bendel, MD (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN);
  • David W. Boyle, MD (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN);
  • Luc Brion, MD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY);
  • Waldemar A. Carlo, MD (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL);
  • Charlotte Catz, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • John Dagle, MD (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA);
  • Phyllis Dennery, MD (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; PA);
  • Raye-Ann DeRegnier, MD (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL);
  • Robert E. Fleming MD (Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO);
  • Ira Gewolb, MD (Michigan State University, Lansing, MI);
  • Ronald N. Goldberg, MD (Duke University, Durham, NC);
  • JoAnne Goodnight, PhD (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD);
  • Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, MPH (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA);
  • Nancy S. Green, MD (March of Dimes, White Plains, NY);
  • Ira Gross, MD (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT);
  • Carlos Guardia, MD (Discovery Laboratories Inc., Doylestown, PA);
  • James W. Hanson, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • William W. Hay, Jr., MD (University of Colorado, Denver, CO);
  • Rosemary Higgins, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • Dynio Honrubia, MD (Ceders Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA);
  • Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH);
  • Martin Keszler, MD (Georgetown University, Washington, DC);
  • Jennifer Kierson, MD (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA);
  • Steven Klein, PhD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • Gail A. McGuinness, MD (American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC);
  • Simon K. Michael, MD (Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA);
  • J Ross Milley, MD (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT);
  • Hochang D. Modanlou, MD (University of California, Irvine, CA);
  • Maria Molinari, MD (University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico);
  • Josef Neu, MD (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL);
  • Susan Pagliaro, (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • William Pearce, PhD (Loma Linda University School of Medicine, School of Medicine,
    Palo Alto, CA);
  • Anna Penn, MD, PhD (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA);
  • Bhagya Puppala, MD (Lutheran General Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, IL);
  • Tonse N. K. Raju, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • Margaret G. Rush, MD (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN);
  • Robert Segal, MD (Discovery Laboratories Inc., Doylestown, PA);
  • Michael P. Sherman, MD (University of California, Davis, CA);
  • Billy Lou Short, MD (Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC);
  • Catherine Y. Spong, MD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • Siva Subramanian, MD (Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC);
  • Marta Valcarcel, MD (University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico);
  • Linda Van Marter, MD, MPH (Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA);
  • Dharmapuri Vidyasagar, MD (University of Illinois, Chicago, IL);
  • Kishena C. Wadhwani, PhD (NICHD, Bethesda, MD);
  • Robert M. Ward, MD (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT);
  • Scott Weiner, MD (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT);
  • Leonard Weisman, MD (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX);
  • John Widness, MD (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA);
  • Shu Wu, MD (University of Miami, Miami, FL);
  • Deni Zodda, PhD (Discovery Laboratories Inc., Doylestown, PA).
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012
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