Speaking of NEC Podcast Featuring Dr. Sergio Golombek Recently Launches

Produced by The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, and funded by The Petit Family Foundation, Speaking of NEC is a series of one-on-one conversations with relevant NEC experts—neonatologists, clinicians and researchers—that highlights current prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for NEC, and the search for a cure.

Milford, CT, January 01, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Current Trends in NEC—Perspectives from Dr. Sergio Golombek

Episode 10 features Dr. Sergio Golombek, a Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at the New York Medical College and an Attending Neonatologist at The Regional Neonatal Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, NY). During the episode, Dr. Golombek discusses:

How researchers are refining the definition of NEC, and other prematurity-associated complications that may currently fall under that umbrella term,
The evolution in prevention and diagnosis strategies of NEC,
The colonization of the intestinal microbiome, and the role it can play in immune system regulation, and inflammatory diseases like NEC,
Additional research trends in NEC, including his unit’s research of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the prevention and treatment of NEC, and
The importance of individualized patient care in the NICU.

Episode 10 recently launched, and is available to listen to, or download, at www.morgansfund.org/speaking-of-nec-episode-10 or on iTunes.

This episode was produced in part by the Teacher Cast Educational Broadcasting Network. For more information about Speaking of NEC or The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, visit their website at www.morgansfund.org.

About The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, Inc.
The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund (Morgan’s Fund) is an all-volunteer, public charity dedicated to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). Its mission is to promote public awareness about NEC and the potentially devastating effects it can have on preemies and their families, and to advance research to prevent, diagnose, treat, and ultimately, cure NEC. Named after Morgan, it celebrates his survival, courage and strength.

Morgan and his twin brother were born at 28 weeks, one day gestation—nearly three months early—each weighing less than 2.5 pounds. At four days old, Morgan developed NEC and lost approximately 20% of his small intestine. Morgan not only survived but has also thrived since his bout with NEC. This is his family’s way of paying it forward.

About The Petit Family Foundation
The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives. The Foundation’s funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

About Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is the children’s hospital for New York’s Hudson Valley region and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Located in Valhalla, NY, this 136-bed advanced pediatrics facility cares for the region’s most seriously ill and injured children including those in need of cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, hematology and oncology treatments, organ transplants and other specialty pediatric services. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is also home to the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level I pediatric trauma and burn care programs and its Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For more information on Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, interested parties can visit www.WestchesterMedicalCenter.org/MFCH or follow the hospital at www.Facebook.com/MFCHatWMC and www.Twitter.com/MFCHatWMC.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,500-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, NY, spanning seven hospitals and several campuses and locations in the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 10,000 people, with nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals and numerous health-related centers, programs and services, today WMCHealth is the leading and pre-eminent provider of integrated health in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit www.WMCHealth.org
The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, Inc.
Stephanie M. Vaughan