Dr. Michael Cotten leads the Division of Neonatology at Duke. His research interests include working collaboratively to advance the field in 4 areas: 1) understanding the impact of practice variations in intensive care nurseries, 2) improving outcomes after hypoxic-ischemic injury, 3) applying genomics in the intensive care nursery, and 4) facilitating development and application of novel diagnostics and screening tools for neonates. He leads Duke's participation the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network, and developed the Network's DNA bank which is identifying associations between diseases of prematurity and genetic variants. His work with colleagues at Duke, the Network, as well as the Pediatrix medical group demonstrated links between extensive empirical antibiotic use and subsequent morbidities. With Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Dr. Cotten led the phase 1 study of umbilical cord blood cell therapy and is leading the a phase 1 trial of allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells derived from healthy donor umbilical cord tissue for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. He is working with Duke ophthalmologists and engineers studying use of optical coherence tomography that allows clinicians to visualize developing retina at the cellular level. He is collaborating with graduates of Duke’s Pratt School, as well as other universities, to apply digital-microfluidics based technology for screening and diagnostics for newborn screening and more common NICU related conditions such as hyperbilirubinemia. He has chaired and now serves as a member on Duke’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Cotten received his MD from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and completed residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Neonatology fellowship in Neonatology at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts New England Medical Center. He received a Master’s of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke. He has been at Duke since 1999.
Friday, February 14
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM