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Registration Opens for 41st ‘Miami Neonatology 2017′ Conference

One of the largest and most prestigious international conferences in perinatal and neonatal medicine, “Miami Neonatology 2017,” will be held on Sunday, November 12  through Wednesday, November 15  at the Loews Hotel Miami Beach to update medical professionals on the advances and best practices in the care of critically ill newborns.

Now in its 41st year, the annual conference sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine will begin with a one-day workshop, “Advances in Respiratory Care,” and feature discussions by international experts about new developments in the recognition, management, and prevention of conditions associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the neonate.

Additional information and registration is available on the conference website or by contacting Lizbeth Castellano, conference coordinator, at lcastellano@miami.edu or 305-243-2068.


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UM neonatologist wins Micah Batchelor Award

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UM neonatologist wins Micah Batchelor Award

Celebrating Karen Young’s receipt of the 2010 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research are (from left): Batchelor Family Foundation Trustee Dan Ferraresi; Young’s husband, Darrin Newell, and children Kristen and Jonathan; Karen Young; Batchelor Family Foundation Trustee Jack Falk; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Steven Lipshultz; Batchelor Family Foundation Trustee Jon Batchelor; President and CEO of Jackson Health System Eneida Roldan; and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt.

Karen Young, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the Miller School, is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research. She received the award during a ceremony on the medical campus on November 29.

Young plans to use the $300,000 grant that accompanies the award to study how stem cells become lung cells. Her winning proposal aims to research and identify the factors that cause impaired development of lung cells in premature infants.

“We know that certain factors that contribute to lung development are decreased in pre-term babies,” Young said. “Finding out whether or not those factors give rise to lung disease will allow us to develop new treatment and prevention strategies. Then we can generate strategies to prevent lung disease.”

She explained that lung disease can ultimately affect cognitive and motor development. “By helping babies develop strong, healthy lungs, we can, in essence, help them develop strong, healthy minds as well,” she said.

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