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The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Global Health Core is led by Drs. Carl Bose, Melissa Bauserman, and Jackie Patterson. The Core has current collaborations with the Kinshasa School of Public Health, the UNC Division of Global Women’s Health, Jhpiego, the Ethiopian Pediatric Society, Laerdal Global Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We are actively building new collaborations with Duke University Global Health Institute, as well as the UNC School of Pharmacy.

Highlights Include:

  • Participation in the NICHD Global Network in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health (Bose, PI; Bauserman and Patterson, Co-Is), currently enrolling in the Azithromycin—Prevention in Labor Use Study (A-PLUS) and the Maternal Newborn Health Registry.
  • Strong track record of success in mentorship of neonatal fellows, pediatric residents and medical students and school of public health students to become leaders in global public health.
With 15.9 million USD in active grants, faculty projects include:

  • Program Co-director of the Ethiopian Quality Improvement ECHO Initiative
  • Co-chair of the section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Global Health Subcommittee
  • AAP Global Health Technical Advisor
  • PI for multi-national malaria study
  • Member of the national Global Health Educators group
  • Selection to ACCLAIM leadership program
  • PI for the NeoBeat Study and LIVEBORN Usability Study
  • Co-I for the Limiting Adverse Birth Outcomes in Resource-Limited Settings (LABOR) Study (Funding: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)