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July 2017 Newsletter Article

Ongoing Studies
In May we launched our newest BORN-approved study: Management of Newborns with Lumbosacral Findings. This study aims to describe inter-observer agreement among practitioners who see newborns for routine care. This fun and interesting survey is open to ALL pediatricians, neonatologists, family physicians and nurse practitioners who are members of BORN, not just site leads. We've noticed great response rates from sites where the "main contact" highlights this survey to colleagues! We will be keeping this study active for a few more weeks, so if there is anyone at your site who may be interested in participating, but is not yet a member of BORN, they can simply contact beth@academicpeds.org.

Data collection for Vitamin K Refusal study will concluded at the end of June, 2017. Thanks so much to all the nurseries that have submitted data so far! ~30 institutions have submitted data. Way to go BORN!

PAS Meeting
Co-Managing Director Jim Taylor concluded this year's annual meeting by declaring it the best yet! Highlights included:

  • Preliminary results from Jaspreet Loyal on the Vitamin K Project
  • Update from Sagori Mukhopadhyay on development of a follow-up comparative effectiveness study from 2015 sepsis survey
  • Deliberations of new proposals on hypoglycemia, car seat testing, brachial plexus injuries, and maternal marijuana use
  • The opportunity to network with a panel of experienced researchers: Iman Sharif and Paul Darden from APA CORNET, Karen Wilson from PRIS and APA Research Committee, and newborn researcher Ian Paul

Thank you for making the meeting a success!

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