Update on BORN at PAS 2013
The BORN network plans on having a member meeting at PAS. Please keep an eye out for your email invitation coming soon!
Delphi Study Update - Neera Goyal
Updates on our Survey of BORN Participants: A Consensus-based Approach to Developing a Research Agenda
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey study to determine research priorities of BORN members. This was a 2-phased survey using a modified Delphi approach. In the 1st phase, we solicited up to 5 clinical questions deemed important and under-researched by BORN members. These responses were then combined to generate questions representing the 20 most prevalent themes. In the 2nd phase survey, we asked BORN members to rank these 20 questions in importance on a scale of 1-5.
To our knowledge, this is the first study to establish research priorities within a national network of normal newborn providers. Results are currently being prepared for submission for publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Our intention is for these results to inform and promote research that is of high impact and utility for clinicians who work with newborns. For questions about the study, please contact the primary investigator, Dr. Beth Simpson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or BORN co-director Dr. Jim Taylor, email@example.com.
TcB Study Update - Jim Taylor
Update on TcB study-Data collection for the study is going really well. As of January 2013, we had received data on almost 6,700 TcB measurements on about 4,300 infants. Data has been collected at 26 different BORN sites. This is really a good accomplishment for the network. We initially set a goal of 5,000 TcB measurements, so we're doing better than planned. Many of the TcB sites have completed data collection, some are still collecting or entering data and we have a few sites that are in the process of getting IRB approval to participate. Thanks to all of you who have been working hard on this!
For any questions regarding this project, please contact Dr. Jim Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org or Nui Dhepyasuwan, email@example.com
Executive Committee News - Jocelyn Schiller
Approval of changes to the Rules of Governance
The Executive Committee reviewed the Rules of Governance. Recognizing the amount of work the Executive and Research Committees have invested in the Network and the need for continuity in leadership, the following changes were approved by the BORN membership:
- The Managing Directors will no longer be voting members of the Executive Committee. They will be appointed by the Executive Committee for 3 year terms, but there will no longer be term limits.
- The Executive Committee will be expanded to a total of 5 members (2 additional members).
- The Research Committee will be expanded to a total of 7 members (2 additional members).
- The Executive and Research Committee terms will be extended from 2 years to 4 years, with a 2 term limit.
The BORN membership also approved changes to the BORN Publication and Authorship guidelines within the Rules of Governance. The changes clarify who owns the data from BORN research projects, criteria for authorship, expectations of the writing team and acknowledgement of research contributors who are not authors.
A call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the additional positions on the Executive and Research Committees will be coming soon. Keep an eye on your email!
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