Research support: Supported by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Department of Health and Human Services (U10 HD21385, U10 HD40689, U10 HD27871, U10 HD21373, U01 HD36790, U10 HD40498, U10 HD40461, U10 HD34216, U10 HD21397, U10 HD27904, U10 HD40492, U10 HD27856, U10 HD40521, U10 HD27853, U10 HD27880, U10 HD27851, and R03 HD054420) and from the National Institutes of Health (GCRC M01 RR 08084, M01 RR 00125, M01 RR 00750, M01 RR 00070, M01 RR 0039-43, M01 RR 00039, and 5 M01 RR00044).
The Neonatal Research Network’s Cytokine Study (1999–2001) was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and an interagency agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The funding agency provided overall oversight for study conduct. All data analyses and interpretation were independent of the funding agency. We are indebted to our medical and nursing colleagues and the infants and their parents who agreed to take part in this study. The following investigators participated in this study:
NRN Steering Committee Chair: Alan Jobe, MD PhD, University of Cincinnati.
Brown University Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (U10 HD27904) – William Oh, MD; Lewis P. Rubin, MD; Angelita Hensman, BSN RNC.
Case Western Reserve University Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (GCRC M01 RR80, U10 HD21364) – Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD; Michele C. Walsh, MD MS; Nancy S. Newman, BA RN; Bonnie S. Siner, RN.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (IAA Y1-HD-5000-01) – Diana Schendel, PhD.
Duke University University Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, and Durham Regional Hospital (GCRC M01 RR30, U10 HD40492) – Ronald N. Goldberg, MD; C. Michael Cotten, MD; Kathy Auten, BS.
Emory University Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory Crawford Long Hospital (GCRC M01 RR39, U10 HD27851) – Barbara J. Stoll, MD; Ira Adams-Chapman, MD; Ellen Hale, RN BS.
Indiana University Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, and Wishard Health Services (GCRC M01 RR750, U10 HD27856) – James A. Lemons, MD; Brenda B. Poindexter, MD MS; Diana D. Appel, RN BSN; Dianne Herron, RN; Leslie D. Wilson, RN BSN.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Linda L. Wright, MD; Rosemary D. Higgins, MD; Sumner J. Yaffe, MD; Elizabeth M. McClure, MEd.
RTI International (U01 HD36790) – W. Kenneth Poole, PhD; Abhik Das, PhD; Betty Hastings; Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, RN; Jeanette O’Donnell Auman, BS.
Stanford University Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (GCRC M01 RR70, U10 HD27880) – David K. Stevenson, MD; Krisa P. Van Meurs, MD; M. Bethany Ball, BS CCRC.
University of Aarhus Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Denmark – Poul Thorsen, MD.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Children’s Hospital of Alabama (GCRC M01 RR32, U10 HD34216) – Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD; Waldemar A. Carlo, MD; Monica V. Collins, RN BSN MaEd; Shirley S. Cosby, RN BSN.
University of California – San Diego Medical Center and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women (U10 HD40461) – Neil N. Finer, MD; Maynard R. Rasmussen MD; David Kaegi, MD; Kathy Arnell, RN; Clarence Demetrio, RN; Wade Rich, BSHS, RRT.
University of Cincinnati University Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital (GCRC M01 RR8084, U10 HD27853) – Edward F. Donovan, MD; Vivek Narendran MD, MRCP; Barb Alexander, RN; Cathy Grisby, BSN CCRC; Marcia Mersmann, RN; Holly Mincey, RN; Jody Shively, RN.
University of Miami Holtz Children’s Hospital (GCRC M01 RR16587, U10 HD21397) – Charles R. Bauer, MD; Shahnaz Duara, MD; Ruth Everett-Thomas, RN BSN.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (GCRC M01 RR997, U10 HD27881) – Lu-Ann Papile, MD; Conra Backstrom Lacy, RN.
University of Tennessee (U10 HD21415) – Sheldon B. Korones, MD; Henrietta S. Bada, MD; Tina Hudson, RN BSN.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children’s Medical Center Dallas (GCRC M01 RR633, U10 HD40689) – Abbot R. Laptook, MD; Walid A. Salhab, MD; R. Sue Broyles, MD; Susie Madison, RN; Jackie F. Hickman, RN; Sally Adams, PNP; Linda Madden, PNP; Elizabeth Heyne, PA; Cristin Dooley, MS.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital (U10 HD21373) – Jon E. Tyson, MD MPH; Kathleen Kennedy, MD, MPH; Brenda H. Morris, MD; Esther G. Akpa, RN BSN; Patty A. Cluff, RN; Claudia Y. Franco, RN BSN MSN NNP; Anna E. Lis, RN BSN; Georgia McDavid, RN; Patti Tate, RRT.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, and Brenner Children’s Hospital (GCRC M01 RR7122, U10 HD40498) – T. Michael O’Shea, MD MPH; Robert G. Dillard, MD; Lisa K. Washburn, MD; Barbara G. Jackson, RN BSN; Nancy Peters, RN.
Wayne State University Hutzel Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Michigan (U10 HD21385) – Seetha Shankaran, MD; Ganesh Konduri, MD; Geraldine Muran, RN BSN; Rebecca Bara, RN BSN.
Yale University Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (GCRC M01 RR6022, U10 HD27871) – Richard A. Ehrenkranz, MD; Patricia Gettner, RN; Monica Konstantino, RN BSN; Elaine Romano, RN MSN.