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NEC Society Expands Board of Directors

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is proud to welcome Jolene Jacobs, MBA and Susan Perez, PhD, MPH to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees the NEC Society’s operations, projects, and research, while working to ensure they align…

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NICHD Director to Keynote NEC Symposium

The NEC Society is honored to announce that Dr. Diana Bianchi will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symposium. Dr. Bianchi is the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and…

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NEC Society Receives $450,000 Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is one of 30 patient-led organizations to become part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Rare As One Network. The Rare As One Network aims to support patient communities in accelerating research and driving progress in…

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How to Optimize the Use of Mother’s Own Milk in the NICU

Written by Dr. Meg Parker, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine In the NICU, mother’s breast milk is medicine for very premature infants. Mother’s breast milk has a multitude of nutritional and immune…

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2019 Year in Review

Thanks to our generous community of supporters, in 2019 the NEC Society brought us closer to a world without necrotizing enterocolitis. Over the last year, we’ve engaged thousands of diverse stakeholders from around the globe. Together, we’ve launched research projects,…

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A Story of Hope

Written by Dr. Ana Ruzic Do, a pediatric surgeon at the University of Kentucky For anyone who cared for Connor and his family during his 6-month NICU stay, he is the very definition of hope. Prior to meeting Connor and…

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What Is It like to Be Born Too Soon?

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, MSWFounder and Director of the NEC Society Despite me being healthy and doing everything “right,” my twins were born at 27 weeks gestation, about 90 days before their due date. I didn’t even make it into…

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NEC Society and Cincinnati Children’s Announce the NEC Symposium

The NEC Society is honored to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to present the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symposium, April 13-16, 2021 at The Westin Cincinnati. The NEC Society is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on the prevention…

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Human Milk Use Before Heart Surgery is Associated with a Lower Risk of NEC in Infants with CHD

Written by Jasmeet Kataria-Hale, MD and Amy Hair, MD Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects babies born prematurely or with a medical condition. NEC is likely caused by many factors, with the lack of blood…

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NEC Society Welcomes Nurse Scientist to Board of Directors

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, is thrilled to welcome Jenny Quinn, PhD, RN, NNP to the Board of Directors. Dr. Quinn is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at NorthBay Healthcare and serves on the Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel for the…

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