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In the spotlight

Tara Zamora completed fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She is originally from southeastern New Mexico, and completed her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine before moving to Minnesota for her pediatric residency. She began her clinical research career in medical school, studying a rare hereditary muscular dystrophy and presenting at local and national meetings. Tara completed the global health track in her pediatric residency. She spent time in Cambodia, and helped produce the first antibiogram for the region under the mentorship of Dr. Steve Swanson. As a neonatal fellow, Tara focused on basic and clinical research under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Georgieff. She is interested in understanding the effect of phlebotomy- induced anemia on the developing brain. Following the completion of her fellowship,

Tara plans to pursue a career in academic neonatology. Tara is the TECaN District VI representative for the AAP Perinatal Section.

Meet TECaN


In 2008, the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics sought to develop leaders among young neonatologists. Drs. Judy Aschner and Linda J. Van Marter engaged a focus group of post-residency training fellows in neonatology, who shared their ideas of a group which would cater to the career and life of young physicians in neonatology. SoPPe now has a group for trainees and early career neonatologists (within 7 years of their fellowship completion), TECaN.

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Featured Articles

Social & Mobile Media for the Neonatologist: Communication in the Social Media Age

Clara Song, MD, FAAP

I had a recent discussion with a well-respected neonatologist in which he stated that social media was a communication tool that would soon live out its popularity and “dissolve away.”  I respectfully disagreed that that social media was not, in fact, just a tool but a form of communication that utilizes useful web and media tools.  Because it originated as engaging and authentic conversation, I added that I feel that this form of communication, this social media, will not dissolve away but only evolve further.  This entire exchange occurred on WhatsApp.  We are evolving, and we don’t even realize it!

Neonatology Today, June Issue

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Who is Responsible for Therapeutic Development for Infants?

Ronald Ariagno, MD, FAAP


More than 90% of drugs administered to neonates are either “not approved” or used “off label” (not recommended for use in infants). Dr. Ronald Ariagno calls all neonatologists to action by asking us to be curious and actively report adverse event to the FDA.

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Featured App - CloudOn


This no–cost app helps us stay mobile by allowing access to MS Office Suite with sharing, creating, and editing capability as well as linking to other shared applications. 

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AAP TECaN TWEETS

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The Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) group now has a twitter account to help disseminate important AAP information.

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Section on Perinatal Pediatrics

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty group of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.


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