News & Event
Watertown, MA, May 17, 2016 – The Pediatric Heart Network and NERI’s Media & Dissemination team are pleased to announce that the Pediatric Heart Network website received the Silver Award of Recognition in the 2016 Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded 20 years ago, this year’s competition received over 6,000 entries from across the world.
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Watertown, MA, November 2, 2016 – Two educational websites developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) were recently honored with Silver Awards in a national competition. One website helps educate children and their families about the value of participating in medical research. The other website teaches clinicians about ways to better help veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Silver Awards were given in the annual W3 competition, which recognizes creative excellence in web sites, videos, and marketing programs. The competition is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Conde Nast, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Microsoft, Wired, and many others.
“Recognition by leaders in the interactive and visual arts community is a testament to NERI’s ability to create high-quality, science-based programming for our clients,” says Lisa Marceau, Executive Director and VP of Digital Strategies at NERI. “Our outstanding teams combine visual and technological creativity with research-based knowledge to craft powerful messages that can change the shape of research and dissemination.”
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Watertown, MA, February 2, 2016 – New England Research Institutes (NERI) has been awarded a federal research contract from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to complete a study with promising treatment for sickle cell anemia in children that will address gaps in the best possible care. The contract is co-funded by NHLBI and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for $3.6 million over two years. With more than 30-years of experience in sickle cell disease, NERI was sought after because of its expertise in conducting research with rare diseases, pediatric clinical trials, and, specifically, with pediatric patients suffering from sickle cell disease.
Reductions in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are commonly attributed to modifications in infant sleep environments. However, a new study in the January 2016 issue of Pediatrics (published online Wednesday, Dec. 2) says that while making the sleep environment safer was critical to reducing the number of SIDS deaths, SIDS mortality has also followed trends in overall post-neonatal mortality. These findings suggest that efforts addressing the sleep environment must be coupled with understanding intrinsic biological pathways in order to address the underlying vulnerability to SIDS and reduce the currently plateaued SIDS rate. NERI statisticians Felicia Trachtenberg and Brian Harty contributed to this work.
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