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Vol. LXVI, No. 18
August 29, 2014
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Medoff-Cooper To Give NINR Director’s Lecture, Sept. 16

Dr. Barbara Medoff-Cooper
Dr. Barbara Medoff-Cooper

Dr. Barbara Medoff-Cooper will deliver the second of two 2014 NINR Director’s Lectures on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Natcher Bldg., Balcony C. In her talk, “Innovations in High-Risk Infant Care: Creating New Pathways,” she will discuss her research on infant development, feeding behaviors in high-risk infants, infant temperament and developmental care of infants with complex congenital heart disease.

Medoff-Cooper, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is internationally recognized for her research, which she has applied to the development of strategies and technologies to improve outcomes for infants. She co-invented Neonur, a patented feeding device to assess feeding behaviors during infancy that has been used in various funded research projects both nationally and internationally. Medoff-Cooper partnered with a small technology company to develop a home monitoring program to improve outcomes for neonates with complex congenital heart disease.

At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she collaborated with the nursing staff of the cardiac intensive care unit to launch weekly developmental care nursing rounds for families of infants with complex congenital heart disease after neonatal heart surgery.

The lecture is part of the NINR Director’s Lecture series, which is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

For details, visit www.ninr.nih.gov/directors lecture.


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