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UPMC Newborn Medicine Faculty and Fellows Presenting at PAS 2021

April 9, 2021

UPMC Newborn Medicine Program faculty and fellows will give a number of lectures and present research posters at the 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies annual conference. Below is a summary of the activity from the research teams. More information, including the full abstracts and author lists are available at the PAS website for interested readers and attendees.


Surfactant: A Fascinating 40-Year History From Bench Research to Saving Premature Neonates.
Presented by Vignesh Gunasekaran, MD – Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow
Saturday, May 1, 2021; 10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. 
Publication #: 1310-PL-QA.2

Determining the Heterogeneity of Maternal Milk Immunoglobulin A Antibacterial Response
Presented by Chelseá Johnson, MD – Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow
Tuesday, May 4, 2021; 5:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Publication #: 4750-PP-L.12

Analysis of Umbilical Cord Blood Cultures in Premature Chorioamnionitis-Exposed Infants
Presented by Natasha Ahn, MD, MPH – Pediatric Resident
Tuesday, May 4, 2021; 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Publication #: 4730-PL-L.3


Analysis of Umbilical Cord Blood Cultures in Term Chorioamnionitis-Exposed Infants
Presented by Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD
Friday, April 30, 2021; 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. 
Poster Board #: 1709 
Publication #: EP-195.1709

Reduced Central Line Days and Length of Stay Following Implementation of a Quality Improvement Bundle for Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Presented by Zoya Mahmood – Undergraduate Student Researcher
Friday, April 30, 2021 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. 
Publication #: EP-227.2156

Effect of Delayed Cord Clamping on Serial Blood Pressures Within the First 72 Hours of Life
Presented by Sapna Shah, MD
Friday, April 30, 2021; 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Poster Board #: 1606 
Publication #: EP-188.1606