Category: News


NEC Society & partners receive $1M award

NEC Society Research Partners Awarded $1 Million by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Davis, CA – The NEC Society, working in partnership with two UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, will lead a $1 million CZI project titled “Integrating Patients to Accelerate the Science Towards…

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Running for a World Without NEC

You can support the NEC Society team with a donation! On December 4th, our running team will complete the California International Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the NEC Society. The strength and support from this community will push…

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Honouring Baby Ezra

Written by Ezra’s parents, Harpreet & Tariq On July 13, 2021, I discovered the most amazing news of my life: I was pregnant with baby Ezra! This was my first pregnancy, and it caught us by surprise! Nevertheless, I was…

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NEC Society Welcomes Dr. Hala Chaaban to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) patient-led organization, is honored to welcome Dr. Hala Chaaban to the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Chaaban is a neonatologist at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Chaaban’s research is dedicated to identifying pre- and postnatal factors…

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Announcing the 2023 NEC Symposium!

We’re thrilled to announce the 2023 NEC Symposium will take place in San Diego, CA at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort! Registration will open in the coming months. If you complete this form, we’ll send you a calendar invite for August…

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Surgical NEC webinar

Many infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis need surgery. Our October 14 webinar featured pediatric surgeons who are helping the NEC Society build a world without NEC. Our pediatric surgeons explored surgical options, the decision-making process, the focus of their research,…

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Sharing Nora’s Story to Raise Awareness About NEC

Written by Nora’s parents, Johnny and Cassey We sat down to start writing Nora’s story on the nine-month anniversary of her passing. It felt fitting to spend our 4th of July sharing our girls’ story in her honor.  Nora wasn’t…

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Researchers Demonstrate Machine Learning Approach to NEC Prediction

A recent publication in BMC Bioinformatics describes a machine learning system that could potentially be used to predict NEC before the disease advances. The technology, developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University, uses a neural network…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2022

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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Join us for Modeling NEC: Aug 22

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a complex disease and remains poorly understood. Fortunately, we have scientists who are dedicating their careers to revealing why NEC happens and how NEC happens. This increased understanding achieved through NEC models will help us better…

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