Nicholas Olomu, MBBS, MS



Associate Professor
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MBBS: University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Residency: University of Benin Teaching Hospital (Benin City, Nigeria)
Fellowship: Stanford School of Medicine (Stanford, CA)

 

Research Interests:
  • Influence of environmental exposures on placental biology and pregnancy outcomes.
  • Effects of pregnancy complications on the placental microbiome and their relationships to neonatal outcomes.
  • Development of oro-pharyngeal microbiome in term infants in the first two years of life.
  • Correlates of brain injury in term and preterm infants, with particular interest in the epidemiology of, and placental pathology in, perinatal brain injury.

 

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Modupe Awonuga, MBBS, MPH



Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MBBS: University of Lagos (Lagos, Nigeria)
Residency: University of Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Farmington, CT)/Lincoln Hospital(Bronx, NY)
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
MPH: Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

 

Research Interests:
  • Simulation as an educational tool.
  • Breast feeding.
  • Feeding strategies in ELBW-VLBW infants.

 

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Lalitha Gundamraj, MD



Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MD: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College (Pune, India)
Residency: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago, IL)/Marshfield Clinic and St. Joseph Hospital (Marshfield, WI)
Fellowship: University of Southern California(Los Angeles, CA)

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Mark Kadrofske, MD, PhD



Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MD: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Residency: Case Western Reserve University Children's Hospital(Cleveland, OH)
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University Children's Hospital(Cleveland, OH)
PhD: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Mechanisms of neonatal gastrointestinal injury.
  • Neonatal nutrition.
  • Biomarkers in necrotizing enterocolitis.

 

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Padmani Karna, MD



Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MD: RNT Medical School (Udaipur, India)
Residency: Wayne State University Children's Hospital of Michigan (Detroit, MI)
Fellowship: Wayne State University Children's Hospital of Michigan (Detroit, OH)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Collaborative QI in NICUs (infection, NAS, breast feeding).
  • High frequency ventillation and pulmonary function testing.
  • Brain injury in preterm infants.
  • Multicenter trials.

 

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Tarek Mohamed, MD



Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MD: University of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt)
Residency: Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Fellowship: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Neonatal lung injury.
  • Effect of hyperoxia and hypoxia on the angiotensin system and lung injury.

 

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Said Omar, MD



Professor
Clinical Director, Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development


MD: Ain Shams University(Cairo, Egypt)
Residency: State University of New York (Stony Brook, NY)
Fellowship: State University of New York (Stony Brook, NY)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Placental microbiome.
  • Placental biology and long-term developmental outcomes.
  • Ovarian cell biology and environmental toxins.
  • Perinatal brain injury.

 

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Nigel Paneth, MD



Distinguished Professor
Department of Eipidemiology
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Divisional Research Affiliate

MD: Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)
MPH: Columbia University School of Public Health (New York, NY)
Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, NY)
Fellowship: Albert Einsten College of Medicine (New York, NY)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Causes and prevention of neurodevelopmental handicap.
  • Neonatal cerebral hemmorhage.
  • Neonatal thyroid status.
  • Public policy implications of managing infants born at the limits of viability.

 

 

Burra V. Madhukar, PhD



Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Divisional Research Affiliate

PhD: University of Delhi (New Delhi, India)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Biochemical and molecular toxicology of environmental carcinogens.
  • Development of anti-cancer drugs for targeted therapy.

 

 

Brian C. Schutte, PhD



Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Divisional Research Affiliate

BS: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
PhD: University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI))

 

Research Insterests:
  • Identification of genetic factors contributing to birth defects (cleft lip and palate and neuroal tube deficiencies in particular) using human genetics and animal models.

 

 

Bruce D. Uhal, PhD



Distinguished Professor
Department of Physiology
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Divisional Research Affiliate

MS: The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
PhD: St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO))

 

Research Insterests:
  • Neonatal lung injury.
  • The angiotensin system and pulmonary and gut injury.
  • Mechanisms of lung injury in meconium syndrome.
  • Cystic fibrosis.

 

 

Almudena Veiga-Lopez, PhD



Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
Divisional Research Affiliate

BS: Cervantes Institute (Spain)
DVM: Compultense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain))
PhD: National Institute of Agricultural Research (Spain)

 

Research Insterests:
  • Fetal origins of adult reproductive and metabolic disorders.
  • The efect of environmental/endocrine disruptors during prenatal life.