The National Institutes of Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (via an interagency agreement) provided grant support for the Neonatal Research Network’s Early Onset Sepsis Study.
Data collected at participating sites of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN) were transmitted to RTI International, the data coordinating center (DCC) for the network, which stored, managed and analyzed the data for this study. On behalf of the NRN, Dr. Abhik Das (DCC Principal Investigator) and Ms. Nellie Hansen (DCC Statistician) had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis.
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, in addition to those listed as authors, participated in this study:
NRN Steering Committee Chair: Michael S. Caplan, MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.
NRN Early Onset Sepsis Study Subcommittee: Barbara J. Stoll, MD; Krisa P. Van Meurs, MD; Richard A. Ehrenkranz, MD; Ronald N. Goldberg, MD; Pablo J. Sánchez, MD; Brenda B. Poindexter, MD MS; Roger G. Faix, MD; Ivan D. Frantz, III, MD; Rosemary D. Higgins, MD; Abhik Das, PhD; Ellen C. Hale, RN BS CCRC.
Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (U10 HD27904) – Abbot R. Laptook, MD; William Oh, MD; Angelita M. Hensman, RN BSN.
Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (U10 HD21364, M01 RR80) – Michele C. Walsh, MD MS; Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD; Nancy S. Newman, BA RN.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (IAA 05FED32885-00) – Stephanie J. Schrag, DPhil.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital (U10 HD27853, M01 RR8084) – Kurt Schibler, MD; Edward F. Donovan, MD; Kate Bridges, MD; Barbara Alexander, RN; Cathy Grisby, BSN CCRC; Holly L. Mincey, RN BSN; Jody Hessling, RN.
Duke University School of Medicine, University Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, and Durham Regional Hospital (U10 HD40492, M01 RR30) – Ronald N. Goldberg, MD; C. Michael Cotten, MD MHS; Kathy J. Auten, MSHS; Kimberly A. Fisher, PhD FNP-BC IBCLC;Katherine A. Foy, RN.
Emory University Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown (U10 HD27851, M01 RR39) – Andi Shane, MD MPH; David P. Carlton, MD; Ellen C. Hale, RN BS CCRC; Ann M. Blackwelder, RNC BS MS.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Rosemary D. Higgins, MD; Stephanie Wilson Archer, MA.
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center (U10 HD53119, M01 RR54) – Ivan D. Frantz, III, MD; Brenda L. MacKinnon, RNC; Ellen Nylen, RN BSN.
Indiana University, University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, and Wishard Health Services (U10 HD27856, M01 RR750) – Brenda B. Poindexter, MD MS; Dianne E. Herron, RN; Leslie Dawn Wilson, BSN CCRC.
RTI International (U10 HD36790) – Abhik Das, PhD; W. Kenneth Poole, PhD; Jeanette O’Donnell Auman, BS; Margaret Cunningham, BS; Carolyn Petrie Huitema, MS; Kristin M. Zaterka-Baxter, RN BSN.
Stanford University, Dominican Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (U10 HD27880, M01 RR70) – Krisa P. Van Meurs, MD; David K. Stevenson, MD; Marian M. Adams, MD; Magdy Ismail, MD MPH; M. Bethany Ball, BS CCRC; Andrew W. Palmquist, RN; Melinda S. Proud, RCP.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Children’s Hospital of Alabama (U10 HD34216, M01 RR32) – Waldemar A. Carlo, MD; Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD; Monica V. Collins, RN BSN MaEd; Shirley S. Cosby, RN BSN.
University of Iowa, Children's Hospital (U10 HD53109, M01 RR59) – Edward F. Bell, MD; John A. Widness, MD; Karen J. Johnson, RN BSN; Nancy J. Krutzfield, RN MA.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (U10 HD53089, M01 RR997) – Kristi L. Watterberg, MD; Conra Backstrom Lacy, RN; Rebecca Montman, BSN.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children's Medical Center Dallas (U10 HD40689, M01 RR633) – Pablo J. Sánchez, MD; Charles R. Rosenfeld, MD; Walid A. Salhab, MD; Gaynelle Hensley, RN; Melissa H. Leps, RN; Nancy A. Miller, RN; Alicia Guzman.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital/Harris County Hospital District (U10 HD21373) – Kathleen A. Kennedy, MD MPH; Jon E. Tyson, MD MPH; Georgia E. McDavid, RN; Patti L. Tate, RCP; Sharon L. Wright, MT.
University of Utah, University Hospital, LDS Hospital, and Primary Children's Medical Center (U10 HD53124, M01 RR64, UL1 R25764) – Roger G. Faix, MD; Bradley A. Yoder, MD; Karen A. Osborne, RN BSN CCRC; Jennifer J. Jensen, RN BSN; Cynthia Spencer, RNC; Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, RN BSN.
Wayne State University, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan (U10 HD21385) – Seetha Shankaran, MD; Rebecca Bara, RN BSN.
Yale University, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital ,and Bridgeport Hospital (U10 HD27871, MO1 RR125, M01 RR6022, UL1 RR24139) – Richard A. Ehrenkranz, MD; Matthew J. Bizzarro, MD; Harris Jacobs, MD; Patricia Cervone, RN; Monica Konstantino, RN BSN; JoAnn Poulsen, RN; Janet Taft, RN BSN.