Information for Families
American Academy of Pediatrics
Electronic news service for the profession. With material for parents and links to the academy's consumer referral service.
American Pediatric Society-Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR)
The primary purpose of the Society for Pediatric Research is to encourage young investigators engaged in research that is of benefit to children. This is accomplished by providing a forum for interchange of ideas and an opportunity for these young investigators to present their work.
Hot Topics in Neonatology
Hot Topics in Neonatology is an annual meeting held in Washington D.C. to discuss emerging issues in neonatology.
Pediatric Trials Network
The Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) is an alliance of clinical research sites located around the United States that are cooperating in the design and conduct of pediatric clinical trials to improve health care for the youngest patients.
Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research
The Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research is a research network to improve health, halt disease, and prevent death among women and children, primarily in developing countries, sponsored by NICHD and other partners.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network
The NICHD created the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network in 1986 to focus on clinical questions in maternal fetal medicine and obstetrics, particularly with respect to the continuing problem of preterm birth.
The mission of the Vermont Oxford Network is to improve the quality and safety of medical care for newborn infants and their families through a coordinated program of research, education and quality improvement projects.
Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
NICHD is the sponsor of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. The NICHD seeks to assure that every individual is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no adverse consequence from the reproductive process, and that all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for a healthy and productive life unhampered by disease or disability.
National Library of Medicine
The U.S. National Library of Medicine includes the medical library, PubMed as well as materials in areas of biomedicine and health care.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
RTI serves as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network and maintains this website. RTI offers innovative research and development, and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services in technology, public policy, survey and statistics, and health and pharmaceuticals.