Research at UW Pediatrics

Brain Research Advancement In Neonatology Program


To improve neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes through neuroprotection-focused research and clinical application.


To provide evidence-based national leadership in neonatal neurologic care and scholarship.

Specific Aims

  • Improve neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes through evidence-based research
  • Investigate new neuroprotective therapies
  • Support clinical evaluation and application of evidence-based therapeutics
  • Promote educational scholarship in the next generation of neonatal care providers
  • Explore mechanisms to reduce disparities in neurodevelopmental outcomes within the U.S. and globally

Current Projects

Preterm Erythropoietin Neuroprotection Trial (PENUT) – Evaluation of secondary outcomes

BRAIN Faculty:

Janessa Law, MD - Director of BRAIN

Thomas Wood, BM BCh, PhD - Director of Basic Science Division

Mihai Puia-Dumitrescu, MD, MPH, CMQ - Director of Research

Kendall German, MD - Director of Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up

Pratik Parikh, MD

Krystal Perez, MD, MPH
Director of Global Public Health