Year James Spence Medal awarded: 2016
Professor Costeloe is a consultant neonatologist at the Homerton Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics at Barts and the London Hospitals.
In the latter capacity, she has led a number of important research projects in the field of neonatology. She has been instrumental in leading the influential and highly cited EPICure studies since 1995; these are population-based studies of survival and health status in extremely preterm infants. She is Co-Chair of the Steering Board of the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit at Imperial College London, one of the RCPCH’s main collaborators in its Neonatal Audit Programme. She recently completed the NIHR-funded Probiotics in Preterm Infants Trial, the largest randomised controlled study of this intervention in neonates. She has authored or co-authored many papers in peer-reviewed journals and has an extensive and distinguished record as a neonatal paediatrician, teacher and professional leader. For all of these achievements, she is strongly commended for the James Spence Medal.
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