Project: Research project

Project Details


The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Departments of
Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Radiology have demonstrated
excellence in performing clinical investigations involving numerous
maternal-fetal, neonatal, and pediatric problems. Investigators within
these departments are conducting numerous research studies funded by the
National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the
National Institute of Mental Health. In most cases, the described projects
relate directly to the timely topics of perinatal cocaine exposure and
perinatal human immune deficiency (HIV-1) infection. State-of-the-art
ultrasound equipment with excellent capabilities for real-time imaging and
color-flow Doppler assessments would enhance the dimensions of currently
funded projects and provide exciting new directions. The proposed system
is optimally configured and fully capable of meeting present as well as
future requirements of the major users of this application.

This proposal discusses the specific applications of the requested
equipment by PHS-funded investigators within the Divisions of Neonatology
(Dr. Emmalee S. Bandstra and Dr. Charles R. Bauer), the Division of
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Dr. Mary Jo O'Sullivan), the Division of Pediatric
Nephrology (Dr. Jose Strauss), the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
(Dr. Gwendolyn Scott), and the Division of Psychology (Dr. Tiffany Field,
Dr. Kim Oller, and Dr. Rebecca Eilers). This system would also facilitate
projects within the General-Clinical Research Center (Dr. Adel Yunis).

The equipment will be stationed in the East Tower of Jackson Memorial
Hospital in the Neonatal Research Laboratory immediately adjacent to the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery. Since the equipment
is portable, ultrasonographic examinations can be performed at the
patient's bedside, in outpatient examination rooms, or in investigators'
laboratories. A full-time ultrasonography technologist will be responsible
for scheduling routine equipment maintenance, quality control, and
communicating with the Principal Investigator and the Advisory Council
regarding scheduling priorities. Dr. Berta Montalvo (Director of Body
Ultrasound), Dr. Pedro Ferrer (Director of the Pediatric Echocardiography
Laboratory), and Dr. Suman Hariharan (Associate Professor of Maternal-Fetal
Medicine) will provide specific assistance with the technical and
interpretive elements of the ultrasonographic studies involving their
specific areas of expertise.
Effective start/end date2/13/912/12/92


  • National Center for Research Resources


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