Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Neonatology Research

Pediatric research is an essential component of Brenner Children’s Hospital’s overall mission.

The experts at Brenner’s neonatology division participate in numerous clinical trials and research studies each year. 

Our neonatologists, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals collaborate with our colleagues at Brenner and at other institutions throughout the United States to search for new and better ways to care for critically ill infants and improve their health outcomes. 

The Research Team at Brenner’s NICU 

Jennifer Check, MD

Laura Corbin Downey, MD

Jennifer B. Helderman, MD, MS

Peter Porcelli, MD

Lisa K. Washburn, MD

Cherrie Welch, MD

Learn more about the research studies at Brenner Children's Hospital


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