Susan Niermeyer, M.D., a professor of pediatrics in neonatology, recently was recognized for her contributions to international child health by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The E.H. Christopherson Lectureship on International Child Health honored her with an award of the same name.
Niermeyer practices and teaches clinical neonatology at The Children's Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital and community hospital nurseries in the Denver area. Her areas of emphasis include neonatal resuscitation and cardiopulmonary physiology in infancy. She is a former co-chair of the AAP neonatal resuscitation program steering committee and is editor of "Helping Babies Breathe," the AAP program for neonatal resuscitation in the developing world. Niermeyer's research focuses on adaptation, particularly cardiopulmonary adaptation and low birth weight at high altitude.