The purpose of this page is to provide resources to help direct fellows and early career neonatologists to some key people and organizations that are useful to young investigators.
In the Research Spotlight
Querube Santana-Rivas, MD
The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center
Querube completed neonatology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, she completed her medical school training at Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Panama. She practiced as a General Physician in Panama City before completing her Pediatrics residency training at the Hospital “Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid”. Before moving to the United States she practiced as a General Pediatrician and conducted various research studies in the fields of Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
During her fellowship, Querube received an award by the NIH/NMA Travel Award Committee for outstanding minority group fellow in 2010 because of her two research studies “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension responsive to Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy in neonates < 34 Weeks” and “Randomized Controlled Trial of Rescue Surfactant Delivery via Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) vs. Endotracheal Intubation in Newborns with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)”. She presented her study on Inhaled Nitric Oxide at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research in September 2010. She also presented her preliminary data on Rescue Surfactant via LMA at the Upstate New York Throughway Conference and at The Albany Medical College Annual Resident Research Day. The same study received a travel award at PAS in 2011.
NIH Key contacts
Below you will find listed a few key contacts in several of the different institutes within the NIH. When preparing and submitting a grant, it is imperative to make sure your grant goes to the appropriate institute. Key NIH contacts are more than willing to speak to young investigators to help them along the grant submission path.
NIH Research information
Grants(wo)manship for Young Investigators, a presentation by Tonse N.K. Raju, MD, addresses grant mechanisms, supplements to existing grants, NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs, and much more.
Marshall Klaus Grants
The following are two successful examples of Marshall-Klaus grants written by fellows in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: one laboratory-based; the other on a clinical research topic.
This is an example of a successful K-award application, generously shared by Dr. Mandy Brown Belfort at Harvard.Please note that this grant was submitted in an older (longer) format. Please check the NIH website for current application requirements.
Thanks to an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition, all neonatal fellows currently in training may obtain a complimentary subscription of the NeoReviews Plus package.