Dr. Laura Haneline Appointed Section Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Riley Hospital

It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. Laura Haneline has been appointed as the new Section Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Dr. Haneline graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her Fellowship at IUSM.  During her tenure as a faculty member, she has actively participated in all academic missions and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics with secondary appointments in Microbiology & Immunology and Cellular & Integrative Physiology. Dr. Haneline was previously the Medical Director of the NNP/PA Program (2012-2015) and Associate Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2009-2014) before assuming the interim Section Chief position in 2015. 

As an independent investigator, Dr. Haneline has had continuous NIH funding since 1999.  Her research focuses on how dysfunction of stem and progenitor cells impacts the pathogenesis of hematopoietic, pulmonary, and vascular diseases.  She is specifically interested in how adverse intrauterine and early postnatal environments program neonatal stem/progenitor cells for long-term dysfunction and chronic disease predisposition. Currently, she is a standing member of the Molecular and Cellular Hematology NIH study section and has been a Guest Editor for Antioxidants & Redox Signaling and Seminars in Perinatology.  In 2001, she received the Young Investigator Award from the Perinatal Research Society and was elected to the prestigious American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2009 and the American Pediatric Society in 2012.  She is the Training Director of the Indiana Pediatric Scientist Award Program and is the PI or co-investigator on two R01 awards, one U10 award and a U54 award.   

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