Research And Education

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Neonatal Research Center
One of the unique aspects of the neonatal division is our work on basic and translational laboratory research. The center consists of three laboratories adjacent to the faculty offices. Neonatal fellows interested in laboratory research training have a robust environment for this work, which can be used as their scholarly work product needed for sub-board eligibility in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Being part of a large undergraduate and medical school provides many useful collaborative ties with other scientists. Some of the laboratory research that neonatal faculty members have been focusing on includes surfactant metabolism, catecholamine and endorphin release during hypoxia, neonatal immunology, new methods for detecting infection and new therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Two full-time scientists are part of the division and serve as outstanding fellow mentors. They also publish widely. Peer-reviewed publications for each of the neonatologists and research scientists can be found under their names in .


Fellowship Training Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Our Fellowship Program is an American Academy of Graduate Medical Education certified fellowship program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (3293521093). We are on a successful 10-year credentialing process, with the next overall review in 2022. We have six fellows. It is a three-year program for which we accept two fellows a year for training to become attending neonatologists.

Our fellow applicants are physician graduates of USA Pediatric Residency Programs who are board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatrics. Their goal is to develop independent, quality-focused competency to subspecialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Our fellows are trained in medical knowledge, application of knowledge to patient care, practice-based best medical guidelines, communication, professionalism and system-based practices of health care. Our division provides them with a rigorous, highly organized curriculum and a large patient exposure.  The NICU is a new private room 46 bed unit.  There are approximately 1000 admissions, 100 transports and 100 babies with birth weight ≤ 1500gm.  The unit is a level 3b New York State designated, regional perinatal center. 

To enhance fellowship training in experiential learning techniques, we have a Neonatal Skills Lab located in NICU equipped with manikins, and task trainers to teach both basic and advanced Neonatal Skills and Techniques. In addition there is a state of the art Clinical Skills Center for conducting multidisciplinary Neonatal Simulation using standardized patients which includes Video photography and closed loop debriefing techniques. The Neonatal Research Center provides an excellent opportunity for fellows to meet this requirement if they are interested in basic or translational research. Clinical and performance improvement projects are also available with mentorship within our division.

Fellow applicants must only apply to our program via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and are selected through the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program). We interview select applicants from July through September of the calendar year before fellows start on July 1. The institution does not accept applicants with H1B visas. For a complete description of our fellowship program, go to FRIEDA on Line or call our office to request our fellowship manual. For further information, USA Pediatric residency-trained physician applicants may call our neonatal fellowship coordinator, Corinne O'Day at (631) 444-6706 or email her at corinne.o'