The National Institutes of Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Center for Research Resources, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences provided grant support for the Neonatal Research Network’s PCV-7 and Generic Database Studies.
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. One behalf of the NRN, Drs. Abhik Das (DCC Principal Investigator) and Lei Li (DCC Statistician) had full access to all of the data in the study, and with the NRN Center Principal Investigators, take responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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 Chairs: Alan H. Jobe, MD PhD, University of Cincinnati (2003–2006); Michael S. Caplan, MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine (2006–2011).
Duke University School of Medicine, University Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, and Durham Regional Hospital (U10 HD40492, UL1 RR24128, M01 RR30) – Ricki F. Goldstein, MD; Kathy J. Auten, MSHS; Melody B. Lohmeyer, RN MSN.
Emory University Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory Crawford Long Hospital (GCRC M01 RR39, U10 HD27851) – Ellen C. Hale, RN BS CCRC.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Linda L. Wright, MD.
RTI International (U10 HD36790) – W. Kenneth Poole, PhD; Steve Emrich, MS; Betty K. Hastings; Elizabeth McClure, MEd; Jamie E. Newman, PhD MPH; Jeanette O’Donnell Auman, BS; Rebecca L. Perritt, MS; Carolyn Petrie Huitema, MS; Scott E. Schaefer, BS MS; Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, RN.
Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (U10 HD27880, M01 RR70) – Susan R. Hintz, MD MS; Maria Elena DeAnda, PhD; M. Bethany Ball, BS CCRC.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Children’s Hospital of Alabama (U10 HD34216, M01 RR32) – Robert L. Schelonka, MD; Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, MD MPH; Monica V. Collins, RN BSN; Shirley S. Cosby, RN BSN; Vivien A. Phillips, RN BSN.
University of Miami, Holtz Children’s Hospital (U10 HD21397, M01 RR16587) – Shahnaz Duara, MD; Charles R. Bauer, MD; Ruth Everett-Thomas, RN BSN.
University of Rochester Medical Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital (U10 HD40521, M01 RR44) – Gary J. Myers, MD; Cassandra A. Horihan, MS; Rosemary L. Jensen; Diane L. Hust, RN PNP.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children’s Medical Center Dallas (U10 HD40689, M01 RR633) –Charles R. Rosenfeld, MD; Walid A. Salhab, MD; Pablo J. Sánchez, MD; Roy J. Heyne, MD; Alicia Guzman; Gaynelle Hensley, RN; Jackie F. Hickman, RN; Nancy A. Miller, RN; Janet S. Morgan, RN; Sally S. Adams, MS, RN, CPNP; Linda Madden, BSN, RN, CPNP; Elizabeth Heyne, PA-C, PsyD.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Brenner Children’s Hospital, and Forsyth Medical Center (U10 HD40498, M01 RR7122) – T. Michael O’Shea, MD MPH; Lisa K. Washburn, MD; Robert G. Dillard, MD; Nancy J. Peters, RN CCRP; Barbara G. Jackson, RN BSN.
Wayne State University, Hutzel Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Michigan (U10 HD21385) – Yvette R. Johnson, MD MPH; Athina Pappas, MD; Rebecca Bara, RN BSN; Geraldine Muran, RN BSN; Deborah Kennedy, RN BSN.