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2016 Marshall Klaus Research Awards

The Marshall Klaus Awards are given every year in honor of Marshall H. Klaus, M.D. Dr. Klaus is an internationally known neonatologist and author or coauthor of several standard works in the field, including Bonding, Care of the High Risk Newborn, Mothering the Mother and The Amazing Newborn. He taught pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and has had exceptional influence as researcher, professor of pediatrics in American medical schools and abroad.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Research Grant Program is designed to give neonatal fellows an opportunity to initiate and complete research projects related to their professional interests. $5,000 grants are available to qualifying trainees. Projects may be related to the full spectrum of neonatal-perinatal child health research. Trainees must conduct their research under the supervision of a mentor within his or her own department or with other basic, clinical, or social scientists within the trainee's institution. Research projects can be conducted for a maximum of two years and should be completed during fellowship.

This year, there are 3 types of awards fellows can apply for by the same process:

  • Bench or Clinical Research Award (sponsored by AAP, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, and March of Dimes)
  • Health Services Research Award (sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Newborn Medicine Education Award (sponsored by Brodsky & Martin Neonatology Review Series)

Online Application is now Available »

NeoPREP 2016

NeoPREP is a 7-day intensive review of neonatal-perinatal medicine that emphasizes the process of evidence-based clinical decision making and focuses on the scientific basis for the clinical practice of neonatology. The course is also a preparatory education program based on the content specifications outline developed by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for the neonatal-perinatal subspecialty.

The course content has been developed at an advanced level and is appropriate for individuals preparing for the ABP initial neonatal-perinatal subspecialty examination, as well as for individuals preparing for the examination required by the ABP for Part 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

NeoPREP emphasizes a learner-centered, educational approach featuring lectures, question-and answer sessions, group case-based discussions, and mock-review question sessions to provide balanced views of the more controversial issues in neonatal-perinatal medicine. A comprehensive electronic syllabus will be provided to each participant. Register by December 21, 2015 for Early Bird Rates!

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NNP WorkForce Survey

Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are integral members of the neonatal care workforce. To assist in workforce planning and policy making in accordance with the 2010 Institute of Medicine recommendations, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and the National Certification Corporation conducted a recently released study of the 2014 NNP population in the United States. This important study evaluates NNP roles, practice environment, scope of responsibility, work schedule, patient load, continuing education, and practice staffing.

Workforce Survey: Executive Summary »

In the News

Quick Reference Guide to Neonatal
Coding and Documentation

The second edition of the Quick Reference Guide to Neonatal Coding and Documentation, again presented by the Coding Committee of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SoNPM), expands upon the first edition, while broadening its appeal to caregivers in newborn nurseries and neonatal intensive care units (NICU), as well as those caregivers who perform follow up care for NICU graduates. The Quick Reference Guide to Neonatal Coding and Documentation is designed to educate health care providers to select the right code for the care provided. In addition, this quick reference guide will examine basic principles of coding and documentation, reference International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes, discuss an overview of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, and present a multitude of coding case scenarios with referenced answers to assist the health care provider.

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TIOP III - Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III

CHAPTER 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to
Promote Equity in Perinatal Health Outcomes

Despite more than a decade of federal support for programs to eliminate disparities in health outcomes, many disparities — especially in chronic diseases and perinatal health — continue to plague urban and rural communities, individuals with disabilities and special health needs, and racial and ethnic populations.

Ch 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to Promote Equity
in Perinatal Health Outcomes »

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