The Newborn Research Support Service (NuRSERy) program facilitates pediatric research that begins with the birth of a child. The NuRSERy is located at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, the region’s largest maternity care and referral center for high-risk births. The Mother-Baby Unit provides postpartum care to 10,000 healthy mothers and babies annually. The Magee Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for more than 1,000 premature or medically fragile babies per year, a quarter of whom are born before 32 weeks gestation. The size and diversity of the population at Magee affords rich opportunities for research to improve the health of the regions’ families.
The NuRSERy provides staff support for planning and conducting clinical and translational research studies in newborn infants and their families. The NuRSERy aims to forge strong and lasting collaborations with investigators from diverse disciplines across the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and the region.
Spenser Shaffer, BSN, RN