Category: NEC Society Blog


May is NEC Awareness Month

World NEC Awareness Day is May 17.  Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating intestinal disease that affects vulnerable infants during their first weeks and months of life. Up to 50% of the babies who get NEC will die, and survivors often…

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Earth Day is April 22!

Earth Day is April 22! At the NEC Society, we believe every day is Earth Day because healthy babies need a healthy planet to thrive. Air pollution has been linked with preterm birth and prematurity is the #1 risk factor for…

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NEC Society Welcomes Dr. Aloka Patel to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) patient-led organization, is honored to welcome Dr. Aloka Patel to the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Patel is a neonatologist at Rush University Children’s Hospital. Much of Dr. Patel’s work is dedicated to advancing research…

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Webinar: Presenting our Research Priorities

When it comes to necrotizing enterocolitis, there are so many unanswered questions and so few resources. Our multidisciplinary team has identified the most urgent and impactful research topics to help our community decide where to direct the limited funding and…

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Video: NEC is a mystery. Help us solve it.

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NEC Society Awarded $150,000 from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

We are honored and grateful to share that the NEC Society has been awarded $150,000 as part of our participation in the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Rare As One Network. The NEC Society was selected to join the CZI Rare As…

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NEC Research Webinars

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NEC webinar series with Pediatric Research

Join NEC Society & Pediatric Research for our webinar series on necrotizing enterocolitis, featuring leading NEC researchers & clinicians!  The recording of our webinar on Basic Science and Clinical Research Advances in Investigating NEC is available here. The recording of…

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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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Give 2021

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