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NEC Society Welcomes Distinguished Attorney to Board of Directors

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the neonatal disease necrotizing enterocolitis, is thrilled to welcome Adam Masin, Esq., to the organization’s Board of Directors. Adam Masin, a partner at the law firm Shipman & Goodwin LLP…

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Learning to Live After Loss

Melissa Dlugolecki and Jennifer Canvasser share a love for running, healthy lifestyles, and green smoothies. But, unfortunately, that’s not what brought them together. Melissa and Jennifer each lost a child to necrotizing enterocolitis, and their children, Leyden and Micah, brought…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society When my son Micah was six weeks old, I thought he had overcome his fiercest battles that are common to babies born at 27 weeks gestation. He had doubled…

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Mebane Family Honors Daughter Makenna with Generous Donation to NEC Society

Amena and Brandon Mebane welcomed their daughter Makenna to the world on November 12, 2018. Makenna was born at 35 weeks gestation with a genetic condition and heart defect. When Makenna was just eight days old, she developed necrotizing enterocolitis…

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I Gave My Baby Breast Milk. Why Did She Develop NEC?

Written by Dr. Steven McElroy, University of Iowa, and Dr. Misty Good, Washington University I Gave My Baby Breast Milk. Why Did She Develop NEC? As neonatologists who have dedicated their careers to understanding necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), this is a…

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NEC Society Welcomes Accomplished Attorney to Board of Directors

The NEC Society is honored to welcome Hayley Rohn, an accomplished estate planning attorney, to the organization’s Board of Directors. Hayley hails from Michigan and is an attorney at Hayley E. Rohn PLLC, an innovative virtual law firm. Hayley has…

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NEC Society Welcomes Distinguished Neonatologist to Advisory Council

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society, a nonprofit dedicated to improving outcomes for babies at risk of NEC, is honored to welcome Dr. Camilia R. Martin to the NEC Society’s 12-seat Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of…

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From Three to One: Giving Birth to Triplets and Losing Two to NEC

Written by, Fannie, the mother of Keaton, Dorian and Aiden.  I always wanted twins. I was 38 years old, and had just married the love of my life. I left my home and my whole life in France – my…

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NEC Society’s 2018 Top 10 Achievements

Throughout 2018, the NEC Society has been inspired and energized by the families, clinicians and researchers who are committed to improving outcomes and preventing necrotizing enterocolitis. With support from our generous community, here are our proudest accomplishments for 2018:  1….

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NEC Symposium Registration Now Open

The NEC Society, in partnership with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan, is thrilled present the NEC Symposium, June 2 – 5, 2019 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor. The NEC Symposium is made with support…

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