• Poindexter, Brenda (PI)
  • Lemons, James (PI)
  • Sokol, Gregory M. (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Indiana University Medical Center is the major referral center for
the entire state of Indiana, with a population of 5.5 million and 80,000
births annually. Located in the center of the state, the Medical Center
has the largest neonatal and perinatal services in Indiana, all situated
within three facilities in close physical proximity to one another and
connected by underground tunnels. The James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for
Children is a state-of-the-art 261-bed tertiary care referral hospital,
owned and operated by Indiana University, which contains a 25,000 square
foot, 42-bed maximum tertiary care newborn intensive care unit. There
are 720 admissions to this unit annually, 80% from outside of the Medical
Center and transferred to the unit by a transport team. An average daily
census of 45 infants includes 30 infants on ventilator support.
University Hospital provides a high risk obstetric referral service for
1,200 deliveries annually and has an 18-bed intensive care newborn
service for level II care which receives 600 admissions annually.
Wishard Memorial Hospital is a county health facility with an active
delivery service of 3,500 patients annually and a 16-bed intensive care
newborn facility with 620 admissions per year. There are 1,700
admissions annually to the newborn intensive care facilities at the
Medical Center, of which 550 represent neonatal transfers and 1,150 are
inborn patients. This service is supported by nine full-time board
certified neonatologists, six neonatology fellows, three full-time
developmental pediatricians with two developmental fellows, a large
pediatric residency program (51 pediatric house officers and 18 combined
pediatric/medicine house officers) and support staff. A full complement
of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists is available. A large
obstetric faculty with four board certified perinatologists and two
perinatology fellows is present. An extensive perinatal/neonatal data
system has been developed for computerized collection and analysis of
clinical information. An established follow-up clinic has been in place
since 1976, under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn Bull, a developmental
pediatrician and board certified geneticist. The Section of
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine has a long standing commitment to basic and
clinical research, evidenced by current NIH grants supporting basic and
clinical research programs, past participation in several multicenter
randomized "prospective trials and an extensive i publication record.
The section has two experienced full-time research nurse coordinators,
eight fulltime research technicians, two Ph.D. research associates,
well-equipped clinical and basic research laboratories, a data
coordinator, six inpatient and five outpatient neonatal nurse
practitioners, good collaborative working relationships with many other
departments in the performance of research, and strong departmental and
institutional support. The section has experience with and is supportive
of a
capitation system for funding of specific protocols and is anxious to
participate in multicenter trials.
Effective start/end date4/1/913/31/18


  • National Institutes of Health: $517,667.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $278,613.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $218,349.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $271,292.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $308,000.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $250,270.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $303,380.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $287,908.00


  • Medicine(all)


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