Neonatal Research Program
HHS/Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology
Posted August, 2016
The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology is a prestigious and dynamic research role in the field of pediatric medicine.
For eight years, Dr. Christoph Fusch (former and inaugural Chair) led the research program which has directly improved short- and long-term outcomes for premature infants and high-risk newborns.
The Department of Pediatrics is currently considering new candidates for the Chairmanship with a mandate to further the reputation of research excellence in the Division of Neonatology at McMaster University.
Details about Dr. Fusch’s research are available below.
Questions? Contact Dr. Sheri Findlay, Interim Chair and Acting Chief, Department of Pediatrics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Research
Dr. Christoph Fusch was the inaugural Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation/Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatolgy at McMaster University (2008-2016). Under Dr. Fusch's direction, the neonatal research program focused on:
Use of prenatal steroids and surfactant administration have improved survival rates of high-risk neonates and have decreased their pulmonary morbidity. Our research aims to further improve the outcome of newborns by better understanding the role of inflammation on brain and lung development and the role of nutrition for adequate postnatal growth.
We are also developing an “artificial placenta” as a miniature extracorporeal lung assist device to improve survival rates and quality of life in infants with severe respiratory insufficiency.
- Dr. Christoph Fusch's Complete Research Activities Summary
- Funded Projects
- Recent Publications
- Invited Presentations
- Dr. Christoph Fusch's Complete Publication Listing
- Dr. Christoph Fusch's RESEARCH GATE Profile