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Research and Reports in Neonatology

ISSN: 1179-9935

Dr Robert Schelonka

Dr Schelonka

Dr. Schelonka is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Neonatology at the Oregon Health and Science University Portland, OR, USA. His laboratory-based research efforts focus on the relative immunodeficiency of neonates and inflammatory-mediated fetal and neonatal end organ injury. He believes that understanding the ontogeny of cellular immunity, as a function of the development and diversification of T and B cell antigen receptors, will provide clues and identify targets for the development of novel therapeutics aimed at specific gaps in immune function.  Further, he is actively investigating whether fetal or neonatal infection with the mycoplasmas, previously thought to be indolent or unimportant pathogens, may contribute to white matter injury in the brain.  In the clinical arena, his research efforts center on prevention of nosocomial infections by pharmacologic, immune augmentation and infection control strategies.

As an active clinician, Dr. Schelonka has consulted or practiced neonatology in North, Central and South America, Saudi Arabia as well as South Korea, Japan and the Mariana Islands.

Editorial Board

Hesham Abdel-Hady, Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology; Chief, NICU, Mansoura University Children's Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt

Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Roberto Antonucci, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Pediatric Clinic, University of Sassari, Italy

Amina Barkat, Professor, Chief of Medicine & Neonatal Resuscitation, National Reference Centre of Neonatology & Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Rabat, University Mohammed V Souissi Rabat, Rabat, Morocco

Carlo V. Bellieni, Professor, Neonatal Therapy in the Pedictrics School, University of Siena, Italy

Jorge Fabres, Department of Neonatology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Anne Greenough is Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology. She was Board Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Chair of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Paediatrics (non-medicines) Specialty Group and Vice President Science and Research, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Professor Greenough is a member of the Department of Women and Children’s Health, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London. Her research interests focus on the early origins of chronic respiratory disease and include factors affecting antenatal lung growth, optimisation of respiratory support and prevention and treatment of chronic lung disease, particularly related to viral infections and sickle cell disease.

Martin Keszler, Professor of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Ajay Kumar, Professor, Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Cindy McEvoy, Professor of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

Thurman A. Merritt, Professor, Pediatrics & Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Loma Linda University, CA, USA

Michael O’Shea, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Neonatology Division, University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Rajpal Singh Punia, Professor, Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh, India