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Scholarly Activities

In addition to our commitment to developing strong clinicians, we are dedicated to our fellows’ research, scholarship and quality-improvement activities.

  • The core curriculum for fellows includes relevant aspects of statistics, epidemiology, quality improvement, ethics and palliative care.
  • Based on research interests, fellows have access to a variety of pediatric subspecialty and other basic science laboratories at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The greater Albert Einstein-Montefiore academic community provides a rich, diverse and rigorous research environment with many opportunities from clinical to laboratory-based research. Fellows are required to develop an active research platform and present their research at “research-in-progress” meetings both within the Division of Neonatology as well as at regional and national meetings.

Fellows may choose a more in-depth learning experience, if they so desire, and obtain a Master’s degree in Bioethics or the Clinical Research Training Program, as provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Past research projects completed by our fellows have included:

  • Utility of intramuscular antibiotics for secondary prevention of early onset, asymptomatic ‘suspected’ neonatal sepsis
  • Utility of Regional Splanchnic Oxygenation using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Very Low Birth weight Infants with Abdominal Distension
  • High-fat diet exposure at different developmental stages of pregnancy and the consequences in the offspring
  • Anti-GBS activity of various recombinant defensins in female genital secretions from pregnant females with or without preterm labor
  • Early feeding tolerance in IUGR infants with normal versus abnormal doppler flow indices
  • Biomarkers for acute kidney injury in preterm infants
  • Association of platelet count with patency of the ductus arteriosus
  • Refeeding syndrome in preterm infants
  • Impact of a Neonatal Surgical Procedure on Maternal Milk Cytokine Production
  • Biomarkers as predictors for NEC, systemic inflammation and sepsis in the preterm neonate
  • The effects of hemodynamically significant PDA and its therapy on acute kidney injury in extremely low-gestational-age neonates
  • Relationship between high-risk APOL1 gene mutations and preeclampsia and prematurity
  • Relationship between antibiotic exposure and growth velocity in preterm infants