Babies who are born prematurely have to fight through days, weeks, or even months of stressful existence.
University of Connecticut School of Nursing professor Xiaomei Cong saw this struggle firsthand working as a registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) early in her career. She watched as these vulnerable newborns underwent up to 20 painful procedures a day. She had always been a practitioner, but these experiences pointed her towards providing support through research and innovation.
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