Dr. Praveen Chandrasekharan
Center for Developmental Biology of the Lung


Pediatric Research


The University of Oklahoma is hosting a symposium on developing science, new innovations, global reach, and educational guidelines for neonatal resuscitation. Dr. Chandrasekharan is an invited discussant and will share insights based on his experience as a neonatologist investigator and educator.



Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (PAS) will be held April 24-May 1, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.

The PAS Meeting brings together thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers united by a common mission: improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. This international gathering includes researchers, academics, as well as clinical care providers and community practitioners. Presentations cover issues of interest to generalists as well as topics critical to a wide array of specialty and sub-specialty areas.

Dr. Chandrasekharan will be presenting:

  • “Hot Topic/Symposia Platform:” Effect of Various Inspired Oxygen Concentrations on Pulmonary and Systemic Hemodynamics and Oxygenation during Resuscitation in a Transitioning Preterm Model

  • “State of the Art Plenary Platform:" Use of iNO in Neonatal Research Network

  • “Neonatal Pulmonology Session:” Early Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure in Extremely Preterm Neonates: Characteristics, Mortality, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Abstracts accepted by PAS &/or ESPR

co-Authored by members of the Center for Developmental Biology of the Lung

  1. The use of 10x genomics to study the effect on progenitor cells after delayed cord clamping and oxygen exposure in a preterm ovine model- a pilot study

  2. The utility of monitoring cerebral regional oxygen saturation during resuscitation in an asphyxiated preterm lamb model

  3. Is heart rate of 60/min the optimal cut-off for initiating chest compressions? Characteristics of coronary blood flow during asphyxia and neonatal resuscitation

  4. Epinephrine vs. vasopressin in an ovine model of cardiac arrest- differences in return of spontaneous circulation, pharmacokinetics and vasoreactivity

  5. Randomized trial of 001, 0.03, and 0.1mg/kg of epinephrine for cardiac arrest by umbilical cord occlusion in lambs*

    * Submitted by Dr. Sankaran, Winner of the ESPR 2019 Young Trainee of the Year Award

  6. Predictors to stop neonatal resuscitation after cardiac arrest**

    **Submitted by Dr. Agrawal, Winner of the ESPR 2019 Meritorious Poster Ward

  7. Factors associated with use, survival and neurodevelopment outcome following inhaled nitric oxide exposure in extremely premature infants

  8. Early hypoxemic respiratory failure in extremely preterm neonates: characteristics, mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes


The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Scientific Meeting will be held March 22-24, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

The mission of ESPR is to foster the development of careers in academic pediatrics.



Dr. Chandrasekharan is an invited speaker for NEO 2019. His lecture is entitled, “How do we define hypoglycemia & what is the best treatment approach.”


To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
— Albert Einstein