Lunch seminar: "Global Neonatal Health" - Shetal Shah '96, MD
Monday, Feb. 27th - 12:15pm-1:00pm
015 Robertson Hall
Dr. Shah is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, at the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Shah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He received his MD degree with Honors in Research from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and a fellowship in neonatology at New York University School of Medicine.
A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Shah has lectured and published extensively on neonatal and pediatric topics, including immunization delivery. The program he devised and implemented to vaccinate close contact of newborn and premature infants against whooping cough, influenza and pneumonia has resulted in increased protection against these diseases for over 50,000 newborns annually.
A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a district legislative liaison for the AAP, Dr. Shah’s work on immunization led to the creation of the “Newborn Influenza Protection Act,” which became New York State Law in 2009.
His advocacy work at the state and federal levels has included work on increased healthcare insurance coverage for children, improved access to pediatric medications and greater research funding for pediatric research.
In addition to treating the complex multifactorial health problems of premature infants, Dr. Shah conducts scientific studies on the effect of neonatal oxygen therapy on the long-term immunobiology of the lung.
Dr. Shah has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts. He is the author of two books, including Passport to Illness: Voyages in and Out of Medicine which recounts his international medical volunteer work in India, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Cuba. He has worked in international health since 1997.
Dr. Shah has been recognized with awards for his clinical research and for his advocacy on behalf of children. He is the recipient of an American Medical Association Leadership Award and a Society of Hospital Medicine Clinical Innovation Award. In 2009, he received a citation from the United States Congress for his role in advising federal legislators on the impact of health-care reform on children’s health.
Lunch will be served.
Audience: This event is for students, faculty and staff only. RSVP required. Non-WWS students: to RSVP, email lwtwo@Princeton.EDU by February 20th. WWS students will receive a separate invitation on the week prior to the event.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.