Sharp Mary Birch receives $3 million grant for neonatal research

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The doctors and nurses at San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital deliver and treat some of the most fragile newborns.

About 9,000 babies are born there every year and last year 1,500 of them ended up in the neo-natal intensive care unit.

Due to the new life-saving techniques developed by the Neo-Natal Research Institute at Sharp, more of these infants, who once never had a chance, are surviving. That delayed cord clamping and other interventions at Sharp will continue to thrive thanks to an almost three million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Anup Katheria, the director of the Neonatal Research Institute at Sharp, joined KUSI to talk about this.

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