About Newborn Research Support Service (NuRSERy)
The University of Pittsburgh CTSI created the NuRSERy to facilitate and expand pediatric research that begins with the birth of a child. NuRSERy is based at the Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC (Magee), 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 a rich opportunity for research that can improve the health of the regions’ families.
The NuRSERy aims to forge strong and lasting collaborations with investigators from diverse disciplines across the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and the region.
The NuRSERy staff are trained in the conduct of research and perform duties according to good clinical research practices. Investigators wishing to recruit participants from the Magee Newborn Nursery or NICU will undergo review by the NuRSERy Oversight Committee and are strongly encouraged to use the many services of NuRSERy. The Oversight Committee includes representatives from Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine, Family Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics, and Research Administration.
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Administrator: Spenser Shaffer, BSN, RN