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Dr. McCaffrey with Mom & baby in the NICUNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine providers offer care for babies with challenges due to premature birth, severe illness, or a congenital anomaly in North Carolina Children’s Hospital’s Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC). Following discharge, many patients are evaluated in the Special Infant Care Clinic (SICC), a specialty outpatient clinic staffed by Neonatal-Perinatal providers and designed to promote the best developmental outcomes for these children. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is extensively involved in ongoing clinical research with the goal of improving care delivered to critically ill newborns throughout the nation and around the world.


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  • Katie DesJardin, NNP

    Welcome New Clinical Provider: Katie DesJardin, MSN, NNP

    Katie DesJardin, NNP joined Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine on February 19, 2023. Ms. DesJardin earned her BSN from St. Louis University in Missouri and worked for many years as a NICU RN at Omaha Children’s, Duke and WakeMed. She recently graduated from the Duke University MSN/NNP training program and passed her NCC national board exams! In addition, she served for nearly 10-years in the United States Army working as a Cadet and Nurse earning numerous honors including: Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals as well as Global War on Terrorism, National Defense, and Army Service Ribbons. Welcome Katie!

  • Members of the UNC-Kinshasa School of Public Health Research Partnership

    Single Dose of Azithromycin Reduces Maternal Sepsis or Death

    A UAB-UNC School of Medicine collaboration found that a single oral dose of the common antibiotic azithromycin reduced the risk of maternal sepsis or death by 33 percent in women who delivered vaginally. UNC School of Medicine study leads were Melissa Bauserman, MD, MPH, Carl Bose, MD, and Jackie Patterson, MD, MPH.

  • Kristen Brandt, MSN, NNP

    Welcome New Clinical Provider: Kristen Brandt, MSN, NNP

    Kristen Brandt joined Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine on January 9, 2023. Ms. Brandt received her BSN and MSN/NNP at the University of Texas after first earning a BS in Psychology at Texas A & M University. She joins our team with 17 years of experience working as a neonatal nurse practitioner in Level 2/3 NICUs in Texas.  Welcome Kristen!

  • Misty Good, MD, MS

    Good Elected MidCaN Leadership Team

    Congratulations to Dr. Misty Good on her election to the Research Committee of the Executive Council Leadership Team for the American Academy of Pediatrics Mid-Career Neonatologist Section (MidCaN).

    MidCaN aims to create, inspire, and empower a community of mid-career leaders by supporting career and leadership development and increasing active participation in SoNPM among mid-career neonatologists (7-17 years out of fellowship). Involvement in MidCaN provides excellent opportunities for professional growth and maturity at your local level, within the neonatal-perinatal section, and on the national stage of the AAP.