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NIH (NICHD) “Pilot Newborn Screening Project to
prospectively identify and follow infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy” The major goal of this project is to explore the
ethical and legal issues associated with the use of dried blood spots for
research related to newborn screening and to implement a pilot newborn
screening study for spinal muscular atrophy to assess the feasibility of a
DNA-based assay for homozygous SMN1 deletion to detect infants at risk for
development of SMA.
NIH (NHLBI): “Impaired Angiogenic Signaling in
BPD” The major
goal of this project is to identify biomarkers of BPD and genetic variations in
VEGF-NO pathway genes that are associated with the development of BPD in
“The Microbiome in Premature Infants at Risk for Bronchopulmonary
Dysplasia” The goal of this project is to serially evaluate the
airway microbiome from birth through the first weeks of life in mechanically
ventilated preterm infants. We will examine how the early acquisition of
bacteria, including potentially novel pathogens, interacts with the developing
immune response to alter lung development and the risk of bronchopulmonary
dysplasia (BPD), the chronic lung disease of prematurity.
Marci Sontag, PhD
13001 E. 17th Place, B119 Bldg. 500 Room W3141B, Aurora, CO 80045
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