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Research Opportunities

Jamie Warren 

“I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support from the nurses, fellows, faculty, and Division as a whole in my pursuits outside of the NICU. Everyone has been more than supportive in my goals of getting my MPH during fellowship as well as pursuing my research in international neonatology." -Jamie B. Warren, MD

A large part of our fellowship mission at Oregon Health and Science University is to train fellows in the proper conduct of research, helping fellows lay the foundation for academic careers in neonatology. Fellows are encouraged to choose a research mentor and project in the first three months of fellowship, and faculty with complementary interests are chosen for the Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) for each fellow. Mentors can be chosen from within Division of Neonatology or from established research laboratories at the Oregon Health and Sciences University as well as the Oregon National Primate Research Center http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/onprc/, and fellows choose from a broad array of basic science, clinical, and health outcomes research options. Our nursery also participates in the Vermont Oxford Network database, measuring comparative clinical outcomes internationally and collecting data on all neonates.

Training Options

As part of their career development, many fellows choose to pursue a Masters Degree during fellowship, and fellows have obtained Masters of Public Health and Clinical Research in the past. Many are available through the Oregon Health and Science University or online.

Research Presentations

Fellows are encouraged and supported to present their work locally and nationally, participating in Fellow Research Night at Doernbecher Children’s, the Western SPR, and at national meetings (PAS/SPR and ATS).

Primate Center

Primate Center

As one of the eight National Primate Research Centers in the United States, our mandate as a Center is to provide Nonhuman Primate (NHP) resources for the very best scientific programs, both within the Oregon Health & Science University community and beyond.

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Cynthia McEvoy

Cynthia McEvoy


Dr. McEvoy's research interest is focused on understanding the fetal origins of neonatal and infant lung disease.

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Mike Powers Lab

Mike Powers

The Powers' lab uses a mouse model of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to investigate the balance between angiogenic cytokines and pro-apoptotic factors in retinal neovascularization.

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JoDee Anderson

JoDee Anderson

 

Dr. Anderson's research interests are centered on simulation medicine and telemedicine, two rapidly growing areas of research in neonatology.  

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Magda Petryniak

MagdaPetryniak

 

Dr. Petryniak is interested in the basic biology of myelination and diseases characterized by loss of or damage to myelin.

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Jamie Warren

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Dr Jamie Warren's research interest is global neonatal health.

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Howard Cohen

Howard Cohen


Dr. Cohen's clinical interest in Neonatology is focused on patient safety in Neonatology, as well as quality improvement in Neonatology.

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"Being in this program, I have had the advantage of working with fantastic research mentors who are leaders in the field of clinical and translational research. Working with Dr. McEvoy in the  translational Vitamin C study has allowed me to be part of a study that involves a simple, safe, and inexpensive intervention which could improve the respiratory health of many children by decreasing the incidence of wheezing in children born to mothers who can’t quit smoking during pregnancy.  At the same time, I have learned invaluable lessons about both the beauty and the challenges of conducting a clinical research trial. It has also given me the “research bug”, and I plan to continue to pursue my path to become a physician scientist and focus on the area of fetal origins of childhood and adult disease, particularly with regards to lung development. I have also had the opportunity to do national and international presentations which have been tremendous educational experiences. Since we follow the children through one year of age, I have the additional pleasure of seeing our patients as they mature. Most of them are very cute!


The fellowship program is also extremely supportive of its fellows pursuing continuing education. I have been encouraged in pursuing my Masters of Clinical Research degree for the duration of my fellowship, which I believe will be a great advantage in the advancement of my career as a neonatologist and physician scientist.
" -Mitzi Go, MD

Recent Publications from Neonatology Fellows

Morrow D, Schelonka R, Krol A, Davies M, Kuang A. Type v aplasia cutis congenita: case report, review of the literature, and proposed treatment algorithm.  Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;30(6):e208-13.

Knapp J, Platteau A.  Visual Diagnosis: Newborn With Hypoxia, Respiratory Distress, and Unusual Chest Radiograph.   Neoreviews 2013; 14:e153.

Leadford AE, Warren JB, Manasyan A, Chomba E, Salas AA, Schelonka R, Carlo WA. Plastic bags for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and low birth weight infants.
Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e128-34.

Warren JB, Lambert WE, Fu R, Anderson JM, Edelman AB.  Global neonatal and perinatal mortality: a review and case study for the Loreto Province of Peru.  Research and Reports in Neonatology 2012, 2:103-113.

Kair LR, Leonard DT, Anderson JM.  Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.  Pediatr Rev. 2012 Jun;33(6):255-63.

Warren JB, Phillipi CA. Care of the well newborn. Pediatr Rev. 2012 Jan;33(1):4-18.

Warren JB, Anderson JM.  Visual Diagnosis: Severe Hydrocephalus and Respiratory Distress.  Neoreviews 2011; 12:e416.  

Maheshwari A, Corbin LL, Schelonka RL. Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis.  Research and Reports in Neonatology 2011, 1:39-53

Go HD, Emeis C, Guise JM, Schelonka RL.  Fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality following delivery after previous cesarian.  Clin Perinatol. 2011 Jun;38(2):311-9.

Anderson JM, Warren JB.  Using Simulation to Enhance the Acquisition and Retention of Clinical Skills in Neonatology.  Semin Perinatol. 2011 Apr;35(2):59-67.


Contact Us

For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 503-494-2613.