Goryeb Children's HospitalThe Fellowship

Our youngest and most vulnerable patients receive extraordinary care at Sam’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a Level III Regional Perinatal Center, under the supervision of 14 neonatologists. To train the next generation of experts in this field, the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program's advanced curriculum will prepare physicians to care for fragile infants, provide academic support for clinical research and offer mentorship in communicating difficult news to patients’ families.

The program will be entirely seeded by philanthropy. Applicants who have completed three-year pediatric residencies at leading medical centers throughout the country will be considered for the program.

 Fellows will work as part of a team of attending neonatologists, nurse practitioners and researchers. The attending faculty of Mid-Atlantic Neonatal Associates (MANA) will provide clinical oversight and guidance. The fellows will also attend bi-weekly didactic sessions and research conferences, as well as present their research initiatives at national conferences. Program supervision will be provided by Dr. Ian Griffin, Director of Clinical and Translational Research of MANA.

The Need

According to the CDC, about one in 10 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely and one in 33 are born with a birth defect. Infants born at term also can have serious medical conditions that require specialized care. But newborns aren’t just small adults – their anatomy, physiology and medical issues are unique and require the care by physicians trained specifically to handle the most complex and high-risk situations in the tiniest patients.

Philanthropic Goal: $2,000,000

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Gerri Kling 
Foundation Officer

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Learn More

Learn more about the support needed for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program from esteemed neonatologist and Goryeb Philanthropy Council co-chair, Gaines Mimms, MD, in the recording of Inside Update: Excellence in Pediatrics below. 

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