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Shannon Hamrick, MD

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Associate Professor
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Dr. Hamrick's research program focuses on the timing and mechanism of brain injury in high-risk neonatal populations, particularly newborns undergoing surgery. She is the Assistant Director of the Cardiac Neurodevelopment Program in the Sibley Heart Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston Children's Hospital, where she investigates brain injury and neuroprotective strategies in congenital heart disease. She is also the site PI for an NICHD Neonatal Research Network trial of late hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and a Network study on using Cerebral Function Monitoring to predict brain Injury in preterm infants.

Primary project:

  • Local trial measuring pro-inflammatory cytokines off of dried blood spots to see if white matter injury (measured on MRI) and neurodevelopmental outcome at 1 year of age are associated with a higher inflammatory response, using a heterogeneous group of lesions/surgeries. (Funded by Thrasher Research Foundation.)

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