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Tarah Colaizy

Associate Professor,  Pediatrics

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Phone: +1 319 356 3508
Email: tarah-colaizy@uiowa.edu


BS, Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MPH, Oregon Health and Science University
Internship, Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Science University
Residency, Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Science University
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University


Primary: Pediatrics

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My clinical and research interests include: Use of minimal ventilation strategies. Promotion of breastfeeding for preterm infants.

Research Interests include: Role of infectious microorganisms in the pathogenesis of chronic lung disease. Molecular and biochemical control of lung development. Impact of apnea of prematurity and its treatment on long-term outcomes. Breastfeeding in the preterm neonate.

Recent Publications

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  1. Maternal intention to breast-feed and breast-feeding outcomes in term and preterm infants: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2000-2003. Public Health Nutr 15(4):702-10, 2012. [PubMed]
  2. Growth in VLBW infants fed predominantly fortified maternal and donor human milk diets: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pediatr 12:124, 2012. [PubMed]
  3. The modified Fontan procedure and prolonged pleural effusions. Am Surg 75(2):175-7, 2009. [PubMed]
  4. Abortion and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: a systematic review with meta-analyses. J Reprod Med 54(2):95-108, 2009. [PubMed]
  5. Nasal high-frequency ventilation for premature infants. Acta Paediatr 97(11):1518-22, 2008. [PubMed]
  6. Detection of ureaplasma DNA in endotracheal samples is associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia after adjustment for multiple risk factors. Pediatr Res 61(5 Pt 1):578-83, 2007. [PubMed]
  7. PCR methods in clinical investigations of human ureaplasmas: a minireview. Mol Genet Metab 80(4):389-97, 2003. [PubMed]