Category: News


NEC webinar series with Pediatric Research

Join NEC Society & Pediatric Research for our webinar series on necrotizing enterocolitis, featuring leading NEC researchers & clinicians! 

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NEC Society Welcomes Development Coordinator!

We are delighted to announce Alison Oliver, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC, has joined the NEC Society’s team as our Development Coordinator. Alison is a Registered Nurse with 13 years of experience working with NICU babies and families. Her career began at…

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NEC Society Welcomes Research Coordinator!

We are thrilled to welcome Erin Pryor, MPH, RDN, LD, who will serve as the NEC Society’s Research Coordinator. Erin is a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas, Houston Health Sciences Center….

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Running for a World without NEC

The NEC Society’s running team completed the 2021 California International Marathon in honor of families affected by necrotizing enterocolitis and Wilm’s Tumor. We completed CIM for our sons, daughters, friends, and loved ones – they are stronger than any marathoner…

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Webinar: NEC Surgery Trial (NEST) Results

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis Surgery Trial (NEST) aimed to understand which surgical treatments lead to improved outcomes for babies with NEC. This 90-minute webinar featured Dr. Martin Blakely, who led the NEST work, along with a panel of experts. The recording…

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Probiotics & NEC: Family-Clinician Communication is Key

Please visit NECcsociety.org/probiotics for the NEC Society’s Statement on Probiotics.

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We’re hiring! Apply to join our team!

The NEC Society is hiring a Fundraising Manager! Please review the details and instructions below for more information. Thank you for believing in our vision of a world without necrotizing enterocolitis! About the NEC SocietyThe Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Woman and baby

Providing premature and medically fragile infants with human milk offers the most protection against necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). That’s why the NEC Society joins the global community in recognizing and celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) each year. WBW takes place on…

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10 Things to Know When Your Baby is Diagnosed with NEC

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder and executive director of the NEC Society, with support from the NEC Society team. This resource and others have been developed to be included in the NEC Society’s Empowerment/Bereavement packets for families recently affected by…

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Prioritize Donor Milk Like We Prioritize Donor Blood

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder, and executive director of NEC Society After developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), my son Micah developed end-stage renal disease and received 211 units of blood. Micah would need a kidney transplant to survive, so I organized…

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