Research Curriculum

During a 2-year fellowship, a maximum of 12 months will be spent in research training and activity. This may be in association with any of the faculty members both inside and outside the Neonatal Division who are actively involved in basic and/or applied research in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine.

Research activities include:

  • Systematic review of controlled trials in neonatal care
  • Multi-centre trial of red cell transfusions in preterm neonates
  • Multi-centre trial of caffeine for apnoea of prematurity
  • Long-term follow-up of high risk children
  • Preferences and perceptions of quality of life of extremely low birthweight infants
  • Bioethics & quality of life, communication to parents about to undergo preterm delivery
  • Proxy consent for neonates
  • Studies in neonatal nutrition
  • Studies in perinatal hematology
  • Breast feeding outcomes in very low birth weight infants
  • Population studies of perinatal outcomes, rates, variations and determinants of premature birth
  • Early discharge of healthy newborn infants and resource utilization
  • Participation in multi-centre trials of nitric oxide, and of the effectivesness of SNAP/CRIB databases

Animal and laboratory research facilities are available at McMaster University site.