Betty R. Vohr, MD "The Investigation of the Neurodevelopmental,Language, Behavioral, and Growth Status of High Risk Populations of Infants" Our research interests are focused on clinical longitudinal studies of high risk populations. The Neonatal Follow-up Program provides longitudinal assessments and management of high risk extremely low birth weight and moderately low birth weight infants. We are the Coordinating Center for NICHD NRN studies of neurologic and developmental outcome. A second area of investigation is the identification and outcome of infants with hearing impairment. We are investigating language and behavior outcomes of children with hearing loss. A third are of investigation is the provision of enhanced transition home services to decrease ER visits, rehospitalizations and health care costs.
N/A, University of Iowa, Vohr (PI) 12/01/15-11/30/16
PPG Transfusion of Prematures (TOP) Trial
The goal is to assist in the assessment of extremely low birth weight preterm infants at follow-up using a series of cognitive and behavioral tasks when the children reach 12 and 24 months of (corrected) age.
T77MD09797-06-00, Health Resources and High (PI) 01/13/13-06/30/18
Services Administration Department of Health
and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Brown University Leadership in Education in Behavioral Pediatrics
The purpose of this project is to train future leaders in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics by providing a model interdisciplinary program that emphasizes biopsychosocial interventions, collaboration with community partners, and child advocacy experiences.This project will also train medical students, residents, faculty, community physicians, allied health professionals and families in DBP.
R01HD076589, NIH/NICHD Mercer (PI) 10/01/12-06/30/17
Effects of Placental Transfusion on Early Brain Development
The major goals of this research is to determine if delayed umbilical cord clamping (DCC) at birth affects iron stores and influences myelin volume at 4, 10, and 24 months of age, and to determine if DCC, iron stores, and myeline content infancy are associated with improved cognitive, motor, and socio-behavioral outcomes.
U10HD027904, NIH/NICHD Laptook (PI) 04/01/11-03/31/16
Multicenter network of Neonatal Intensive Care Units Neonatal Network Follow-up Coordination
The major goal is to conduct multicenter longitudinal, prospective follow-up studies of very low birth weight infants <1000 grams at 18 months of age.
URC/CCU124745, CDC-EHDI Vohr (PI) 07/01/14-06/30/16
Cooperative Agreement for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Tracking Research and Intervention
The major goal is to oversee development of cochlear care systems, tracking systems and linking to the medical home.
N/A, Human Resource Service Administration Vohr (PI) 07/01/14-06/30/16
Lost to Follow-up for Hearing Screening
The major goal is to reduce the number of infants who are lost to follow up of newborn hearing screening in the state of Rhode Island
N/A, Rhode Island Department of Health Vohr (PI) 07/01/14-06/30/16
Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program, Contract from Rhode Island DOH to monitor statewide hearing screening
The major goal is to assure that all infants receive newborn hearing screening and appropriate follow-up in the state of Rhode Island
|Fellow||Providence Lying-In Hospital (now Women and Infants Hospital of RI), neonatology||1969-1970||Providence, RI|
|Chief Resident||Rhode Island Hospital, Pediatrics||1968-1968||Providence, RI|
|Resident||Boston Children's Hospital||1967-1968||Boston, MA|
|Resident||Rhode Island Hospital, Pediatrics||1967-1968||Providence, RI|
|Intern||Rhode Island Hospital, Pediatrics||1966-1967||Providence, RI|
1994 -- Marion Downs Award: Presented for outstanding contribution to the field of pediatric audiology by the Academy of Audiology at the March meeting in Richmond, VA.
1995 -- Best of 1995 the Hearing Journal All-Around-Favorite Award for the manuscript "Referral Rates and Cost Efficiency in a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program using Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions JAAA 6:271-277(1995).
1997 -- Ford Foundation award to Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program of $20,000 as semi-finalist in "Innovations In Government" competition.
1999 -- Rhode Island Medical Women's Association - "Woman Physician of the Year"
2000 -- Ear and Hearing Editor's Award for Outstanding Research in Audiology and the Hearing Sciences from the American Audiology Society
2001 -- Recipient of the Braden Griffin, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Award, University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital
2003 -- Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies 2003 Silver Rattle Award from Rhode Island March of Dimes
2004 -- Public and Community Health Award of the March of Dimes Rhode Island Chapter 2004 Jonas Salk Leadership Awards
2008 -- Nominated for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Excellence presented at the National EHDI Conference. Received an award for nomination.
2010 -- Marion Downs Ambassador Award for "Promoting the Vision of Early Identification, Intervention, and Family Support for Hearing Loss to the Pediatric Community" at the March Marion Downs Symposium in Denver, Colorado.
2011 -- Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Excellence at the National EHDI Conference in Denver, CO.
2012 -- Recipient of the Women's Leadership Award from the Ronald McDonald House of Providence presented at their Annual Awards Ceremony held on September 27th.
2013 -- SPR Douglas K. Richardson Award presented at PAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC on May 5th
2014 -- The Neonatal Landmark Award presented at AAP National Conference in San Diego, CA on October 11th
2015 -- The Gravens Award Presented at the 2015 Gravens Conference on March 6, 2015 in Orlando, FL
2016 -- Inductee Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Presented April 30, 2016
2018 -- Distinguished Alumna of Albany Medical College April 28, 2018
|Boney, Charlotte||Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics|
|Oh, William||Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics|
|Certification||American Board of Pediatrics, general pediatrics||1971-|
|Medical License||Rhode Island||1968-2030||#3974|
|Director. Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Neonatal Follow-up Program 1970-Present|