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Raju, Tonse Nk

Formal Title:

Branch Chief


Dr. Raju manages a portfolio of national and international grants related to neonatal/perinatal research grants, training grants (T32, K, and F); and SBIR/STTR grants. He is the Project Officer for Community child Health Network; Cochrane Neonatal Research Group contract; and the NICHD liaison to the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics Executive Committee, and AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn. He advises current and furture research scientists on NIH funding matters.





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Tonse N. K. Raju, M.D., D.C.H., a board-certified neonatologist, joined PPB in June 2002. Before this, was professor of pediatrics and associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Illinois, Chicago. His research interests include: neonatal intensive care topics; pulmonary surfactant; neonatal resuscitation; neonatal bilirubin emcephalopathy; non-invasive monitoring during intensive care; neonatal and pediatric pain; intracranial hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia; neonatal encephalopathy and treatment including  hypothermia and other neuroprotoective mearues; systematic reviews; breastfeeding human milk, and human lactation research; neonatal hypoglycemia; patient safety during neonatal care; and topics related to preterm birth. A fellow of the AAP, Dr. Raju holds membership in the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Osler Society. He is an Associate Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology International.


Publications (PubMed):

Developmental physiology of late and moderate prematurity.
Breastfeeding is a dynamic biological process--not simply a meal at the breast.
Patient safety in the context of neonatal intensive care: research and educational opportunities.
Developing safe and effective devices for neonatal intensive care.
Safe and effective devices and instruments for use in the neonatal intensive care units: NICHD Workshop summary.
Knowledge gaps and research needs for understanding and treating neonatal hypoglycemia: workshop report from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Infant feeding and care practices in the United States: results from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II.
Infant sleeping arrangements and practices during the first year of life.
Renaming of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in honor of Mrs Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Ischemic perinatal stroke: challenge and opportunities.
Late-preterm births: challenges and opportunities.
The birth of Caesar and the cesarean misnomer.
Epidemiology of late preterm (near-term) births.
Optimizing care and outcome for late-preterm (near-term) infants: a summary of the workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
A mysterious something: the discovery of insulin and the 1923 Nobel Prize for Frederick G. Banting (1891-1941) and John J.R. Macleod (1876-1935).
Historical perspectives on the etiology of cerebral palsy.
Optimal timing for clamping the umbilical cord after birth.
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