NEC Society Welcomes Distinguished Physician-Scientist to Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, is thrilled to welcome Dr. Misty Good to the Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Good is a neonatologist physician-scientist in the Division of Newborn Medicine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

IMG_3680 Misty Good in lab blurred bkgd.jpgDr. Good joined Washington University School of Medicine in 2016 to start her independent basic science/translational laboratory. Dr. Good’s laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in NEC and interrogate how these responses can be modified or prevented through dietary modifications or targeted intestinal epithelial therapies. Dr. Good’s studies are funded by the NIH, the March of Dimes, the Gerber Foundation, and the Children’s Discovery Institute.

Dr. Good contributed to the success of the 2017 NEC Symposium by facilitating the development of an international NEC Society Biorepository for the evaluation of biological samples of infants with NEC and to facilitate larger translational studies. She is also a member of multiple other societies including the Society of Pediatric Research, International Neonatal Consortium, Society of Mucosal Immunology, American Association of Immunologists as well as the Special Interest Group on NEC in the U.K. (SIGNEC).

Dr. Good has received numerous awards for her mentorship and research, including the Philip Troen, MD Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentoring Award, and the Jon F. Watchko, MD Fellowship Mentoring Award, both from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as well as the David G. Nathan Award in Basic Science Research from the Society of Pediatric Research. Further information about Dr. Good’s laboratory can be found here:

Dr. Good notes, “I am truly delighted to join the NEC Society’s Scientific Advisory Council. This group of wonderful physicians, families and researchers are all dedicated to preventing NEC and accelerating the development of new diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic strategies. It will be an honor working so closely with them to benefit our most fragile patients.”

Dr. Steven Abrams, a founding Council member of the organization recently stepped down from the Council to focus on his role as Chair of the Committee on Nutrition at the American Academy of Pediatrics. As Dr. Abrams’ departed the 12-member Council, he shared “the NEC Society is an outstanding organization and its efforts are remarkable. I know the NEC Society will continue to improve the lives of many children and families.”

Dr. Misty Good was enthusiastically and unanimously nominated to serve on the Council. Founder and director, Jennifer Canvasser adds, “Dr. Good’s commitment to our community and efforts is exceptional. She is an incredible advocate for our work and we are ecstatic to welcome Dr. Good to our core team!”

We are grateful to the NEC Society’s Scientific Advisory Council:

  • Gail E. Besner, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Michael Caplan, MD, Northshore University Health System
  • Samir K. Gadepalli, MD, MBA, University of Michigan
  • Sheila M. Gephart, PhD, RN, University of Arizona
  • Misty Good, MD, MS, Washington University
  • Amy Hair, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Jae Kim, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Troy A. Markel, MD, FACS, FAAP, Indiana University
  • Steven J. Mcelroy, MD, University of Iowa
  • Ravi Patel, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University Hospital
  • Alexander Penn, PhD, US Army Institute of Surgical Research
  • Mark Underwood, MD, University of California, Davis

Former Advisors:

  • Steven Abrams, MD, University of Texas at Austin
  • Elizabeth Cristofalo, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Richard Ehrenkranz, MD, Yale University
  • Christina Valentine, MD, MS, RD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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