New summer webinar series addresses follow-up care for infants, toddlers who ‘graduated’ out of NICU

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The Tennessee Network for Surveillance of At-Risk Infants and NICU Graduates (TN-SOARING) is a network of medical providers and clinics offering developmental follow-up care for infants and toddlers with complex neonatal histories, including those cared for in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across Tennessee.

TN-SOARING will host a four-session virtual Summer Speaker Series focused on follow-up care for NICU graduates beginning in June 2024. Talks will take place monthly on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST.

Check out TN-SOARING’s Summer Speaker Series lineup below and register by clicking on the title of each talk.

Upcoming Webinars

Feeding Challenges in NICU Graduates: Risk Factors, Recommendations, and Resources

Friday, June 21, 12:30-1:30 PM CST
Elizabeth Pulliam, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital

35 Years and Counting: Lessons Learned in a NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic

Friday, July 26, 12:30-1:30 PM CST
Michelle M. Macias, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Medical University of South Carolina

Lakshmi D Katikaneni, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatologist, Director of the MUSC NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina

Amy L. Ruddy-Humphries, B.A.
Program Coordinator, MUSC NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina

Behavioral Strategies and Resources for Young Children and Their Caregivers

Friday, August 23, 12:30-1:30 PM CST
Alacia Stainbrook, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
Associate in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Lisa Wallace, M.S. CCC-SLP
Tadpole Clinic Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD

Navigating Sensory Needs in Early Childhood

Friday, September 27, 12:30-1:30 PM CST
Anne Zachry, Ph.D., OTR/L
Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Contributing partners of the TN-SOARING Summer Speaker Series include:

For more information on TN-SOARING, email

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