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Terrie Inder will join BWH as chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine in September.
BWH recently announced the transition of the Division of Newborn Medicine to the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and the appointment of Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, as its chair. Inder will begin at BWH on Sept. 1.
Newborn Medicine's transition from a division to a department will enhance the academic success of current vibrant faculty at all levels, enabling BWH to attract top-level investigators, and further deepen and develop its nursing and allied health research. This will ultimately position Newborn Medicine for even greater accomplishments in the future.
"Dr. Inder brings tremendous strength and a visionary approach in leading multidisciplinary teams to provide excellence in the clinical care of high-risk infants, with a particular focus on improving neurological outcomes," said BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD. "She is recognized among her peers and colleagues for her inclusive leadership style and commitment to training the next generation of physician scientist leaders."
A professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, Inder is also the director of the Washington University Neonatal Development Research team. The team is nationally recognized for its multidisciplinary research initiatives in pediatrics, neurology, radiology, cardiology, obstetrics and psychology.
Inder is a dual-boarded child neurologist and neonatologist, and currently directs clinical and translational research on the nature and timing of brain injury in preterm and high-risk term-born infants.
"I'm both proud and excited to be joining BWH in this position," said Inder. "I truly believe that success is a reflection of the work of a team and its combined efforts. As a department, we will work to create a multidimensional program focused on excellence in clinical care and cross-disciplinary investigation to address the biological questions that are of great relevance to the health of vulnerable infants."
Inder holds a Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, which supports her passion for the mentoring of young clinical scientists. She received her education and training at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in New Zealand, where she also completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Newborn Medicine. She completed a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital.
Inder will be joined in Boston by her husband, Jeffrey Neil, MD, PhD, and their five children.