LGF-Supported Research Publications

Below is the list of neonatal research articles that have been supported in part by a Neonatal Research Grant from Little Giraffe Foundation.

Ivan Hand, Nahla Zaghloul, Lily Barash, Rudolph Parris, Ulrika Aden, and Hsiu-Ling Li, Timing of Caffeine Therapy and Neonatal Outcomes in Preterm Infants: A Retrospective Study. International Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 2016, Article ID 9478204, 6 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/9478204 [PDF]

Web, A., Heller, HT., Benson, CB., & Lahav, A. Mother’s voice and heartbeat sounds elicit auditory plasticity in the human brain before full gestation. PNAS. 2015; 112(10):3152-7 [PDF]

Lahav, A. & Skoe, E. An acoustic gap between the NICU and the womb: A potential risk for compromised neuroplasticity of the auditory system. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2014; 8(381):1-8 [PDF]

Lahav, A. Questionable sound exposure outside the womb: frequency analysis of environmental noise in the NICU. Acta Paediatrica. 2014. [PDF]

Rand, K. & Lahav, A. Impact of the NICU Environment on language deprivation in preterm infants. Acta Paediatrica. 2014. 103(3):243-8 [PDF]

Alkozei, A, McMahon, E., & Lahav, A. Stress levels and depressive symptoms in NICU mothers in the postpartum period. Journal of Maternal Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2014. 30:1-6 [PDF]

Rand, K., & Lahav, A. Maternal sounds elicit sustained heart rate response in preterm newborns in the first month of life. Early Human Development. 2014. 90(10):679-83  [PDF]

Katheria, et al., A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Early versus Routine Caffeine in Extremely Premature Infants. American Journal of Perinatology. 2014. [PDF]

Zimmerman, E., Keunen, K., Norton, M., & Lahav, A. Weight Gain Velocity and Exposure to Biological Maternal Sounds in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Am J Perinatol. 2013. [PDF]

Upcoming Events!


November - December 2016

One of the missions of the Little Giraffe Foundation is to support families with babies in the NICU. During the holidays, we offer gift bags that include books and toys to let them know someone is thinking of them. Since our foundation's inception, we have delivered over 9,500 of these such gifts to several Chicagoland hospitals. For the upcoming holiday season we will be reaching 13 local area hospitals.