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Butterfly GardenNeonatal-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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  • Trembath Earns 2024 UNC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Kcal Award

    Trembath Earns 2024 UNC NPM Kcal Award

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Trembath, Professor of Pediatrics, was named the 2023-24 recipient of the “UNC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Kcal Award”. The awardee is selected by graduating NPM fellows in recognition of excellence in promoting fellow ‘growth’ over their three years of fellowship.

  • Sofia Aliaga, MD, MPH

    Aliaga Receives Educational Research Mentor Award

    Sofia Aliaga, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, has been awarded the Educational Research Mentor Award by the Academy of Educators. Congratulations!

  • April Smithwick Named Neonatal APP Manager

    We are excited to announce that April Smithwick, ARNP, NNP-BC has accepted the role of Advanced Practice Provider Manager in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine effective May 26, 2024. April joined our NNP team at UNC in 2020 and quickly demonstrated her excellent clinical and leadership skills. We are very proud to welcome her into this new APP leadership role! We know that our NP team will continue to grow and be successful under April’s leadership! Congratulations, April!

  • Lauren Frazer, MD

    Frazer Awarded NEC Society Early Career Research Award

    At PAS 2024, the NEC Society awarded the Early Career Research Award to Lauren Frazer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Congratulations!