Category: Raising Awareness


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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NEC Society Presents a Webinar Series on Probiotics

The NEC Society is proud to present a series of three educational webinars for parents and clinicians on the use of probiotics in the NICU. Please note, this is an educational webinar series. The NEC Society and invited speakers are…

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Probiotics and Evidence-based Medicine

By Ravi Mangal Patel, MD, MSc When I first learned about the principles of evidence-based medicine in medical school, a key lesson involved the evidence pyramid (Figure 1). The pyramid depicts the hierarchy of evidence. Atop this pyramid sits the…

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Could this be why some babies develop NEC, despite receiving human milk?

Written by Alexander Penn, PhD Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a multifactorial disease, that’s not completely understood. NEC is likely caused by a variety of factors, and often, it is likely that more than one factor must be present for NEC…

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Marathon Runners Raise Funds for NEC Society

The NEC Society has built a team of 19 runners to run the California International Marathon (CIM) in honor of babies impacted by necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)! The 26.2 mile race will raise awareness and funds for the NEC Society, a…

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