Dr. Rosemary Higgins, a board certified neonatologist, serves as the Program Scientist for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, she administers a portfolio of research and training grants concerned with disorders of the newborn, newborn intensive care treatments and technologies and neonatal adaptation and well-being.
Dr. Higgins received her MD degree from Georgetown University, served a Pediatric Residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center, and a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Rochester. She joined the faculty in 1991 at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. In 1996 she moved to Georgetown University where she was the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Director. In 2002, she joined the NIH at NICHD and is responsible for day to day activities in the Neonatal Research Network.