ABOUT US

LA4B is a new movement started in summer 2020. During the work on the project AENEAS, we got a strong feeling that the support and prospect of the community is necessary to reach our goal "Less antibiotics for babies". So far, we were working successfully as clinical researchers within our medical network (nest-net.org), but the community was only minimally involved. We are convinced that with the help of interested people, parents, supporters and sponsors we will be able to reach much more: The best care for our youngest human beings!
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Martin Stocker

Medical doctor at the Children's Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland, specialised in paediatrics, neonatology, and paediatric intensive care. During my training, I worked at the Children's Hospital Lucerne and at the University Hospital Zurich. From 2009 to 2011, I performed a clinical fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK. I am the head of neonatology and paediatric intensive care at the Children's Hospital Lucerne. In addition to my clinical work, I am engaged as clinical researcher regarding neonatal infections and antibiotic therapy. Together with Prof Annemarie van Rossum from Rotterdam, NL I am the co-founder of the medical network "nest-net.org". "Less antibiotics 4 babies for a better start" is the main motivation of my research. Important note: In some babies antibiotics are truly needed and may be lifesaving.

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VARVARA Dimopoulou

After obtaining my medical degree at the University of Thrace (Alexandroupolis, Greece), I trained in child health in Switzerland, and obtained board certification as a pediatrician in 2019. Currently undergoing subspeciality training in neonatology at the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland), I am passionate about projects aiming at increasing the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of newborn care. As a doctoral student at the University of Lausanne, my research project is focused on neonatal infection and promotion of appropriate use of antibiotics in newborns.

 
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Eric Giannoni

As a neonatologist working at the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland), my main duties are the care of newborns, teaching to medical students, doctors and nurses, and research. In 1997, I received my medical degree from the University of Lausanne, where I also trained in pediatrics and neonatology. Between 2003 and 2006, I performed a clinical and research fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (USA). My research is focused on how the immune system of newborns responds to bacteria, and why newborns are vulnerable to infection. I am also involved in projects aiming at improving the early detection and treatment of sepsis, and rational use of antibiotics. My research has received awards and support from several institutions and foundations, including the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Leenaards Foundation and the European Society of Pediatric Research.

 
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Corinne & Céline Stocker

Corinne and Céline are the daugthers of Martin Stocker. Both are increasingly involved within LA4B. It started with animated conversations at home, followed by intense discussions how to proceed. Céline attends the Siftsschule Engelberg in the last year while Corinne is studying Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Both of them are responsible for the web design of "la4b.org".

 

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