The Neonatal Resuscitation Program teaches an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn. In order to further knowledge in the area of neonatal resuscitation, the NRP Steering Committee participates in the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation’s (ILCOR), Neonatal Delegation to develop Evidence-based Guidelines, in addition to supporting the NRP Research Grant program.

The Mortality and Morbidity Data for Infants with Extremely Low Birthweights (ELBW) and the Morbidity Pie Charts lead to a compilation of relevant data for Lesson 9 on Ethics and Care at the End of Life. The data is intended to assist the practitioner when counseling parents about resuscitation options at the margin of viability.


AHA Cardiac Arrest Research Funding Opportunity

In order to stimulate research in the field of cardiac arrest and optimize the peer review process, the American Heart Association is pleased to announce three new Major Science Classifications for grant submission.

Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation: Basic Science
Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation: Clinical Science
Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation:  Population/Health Services Science

This document contains the subclassifications for each major category.  These classifications apply to all award categories for all regional affiliates and the national center.  AHA will be accepting research grant applications that can be assigned to these Major Science Classifications and subcalssifications beginning in the winter application cycle.  Below is a list of funding opportunities and deadlines with links to the award descriptions on the AHA website.  The web-based submission process will open November 15th.  Applications are due between January 13th and 15th depending on your regional affiliate.

The plan is to formulate dedicated peer review groups for each of the three categories.  However, for this to happen, a minimum of 20 applications will need to be submitted in each of the 3 categories every cycle.  With 7 regional affiliates, this goal can be achieved by having 9 grants (3 basic science, 3 clinical science, and 3 population/health services science) submitted from each of the 7 regional affiliates. To help you identify your regional affiliate, a link to the AHA regional affiliate map is below.