Jennifer Schoch, MD – University of Florida
Prospective studies of the neonatal cutaneous microbiome are lacking. In this project, Dr. Schoch will collect weekly skin microbiome swabs from 25 very low birthweight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. The goal of the study is to evaluate the impact of infant, maternal, and clinical variables on the longitudinal development of the cutaneous microbiome in the preterm neonate.
This study was funded through the 2018 Weston Career Development Award.