About Josef Neu
Dr. Neu is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology; he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1971, at Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, WI. In 1975 he received his Medical Doctorate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Dr. Neu completed his Pediatrics Residency at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD from 1975-1978, 1978-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow in Neonatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA. In 1987 he completed his Sabbatical, Inselspital, at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Neu has received during his career several honors and awards. He Chairs and is involved on National and International Committees. Dr. Neu is active on several Society Membership, Editorial boards, journal reviewer, Service to the Community, Service to schools. He is well known for his lectures here and aboard. Dr. Neu has received many appointments as Assistant Professor, Director, Division of Neonatology, Milwaukee Children’s Hospital Milwaukee, WI, Associate Professor, and Associate Division Chief for Neonatology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Director/Neonatology Fellowship Program and Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Neonatal – Perinatal MedicineAmerican Board of Pediatrics
- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Vision problems
Nutrition and the GI environment in the neonate have major effects not only during infancy, but for the entire lifetime of the individual, and this can even span generations due to epigenetic effects. Our lab has several ongoing projects that involve the requirements for certain amino acids such as glutamine and arginine in very low birthweight infants, the effect of various nutrients on subsequent development of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the effect of the intestinal commnensal microflora and probiotics on intestinal development, and the effects of novel nutritional agents on retinal diseases such as retinopathy of prematurity. Our work spans from evaluation of basic mechanisms of nutrients in cell cultures, studies in animal models and translation of these to and from studies in human infants.
- Barrier Function of the GI tract
- Biochemical Nutrition of the Neonate
- Developmental Gastroenterology