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Charles Michael Cotten

Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Neonatology
Box 102509 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
2400 Pratt Street, 8th Floor, Durham, NC 27710
Office hours Available to be scheduled. Most weekdays 8 AM - 5 PM  

Research Interests


Neuroprotection with cell-based therapies; Clinical trials and practice variations in Neonatology; Innovative technologies for newborn medicine; Applied genomics in newborn medicine

Selected Grants


Duke University Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network Clinical Center

ResearchCollaborating Investigator · Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development · 2023 - 2030

North Carolina Clinical Center for the Eunice Kennedy Shiver NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2001 - 2030

Duke Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Consortium Of MRI Biomarkers In Neonatal Encephalopathy (COMBINE)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Boston Children's Hospital · 2022 - 2025

Duke University Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network Clinical Center

ResearchCollaborating Investigator · Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development · 2023 - 2030

North Carolina Clinical Center for the Eunice Kennedy Shiver NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2001 - 2030

Duke Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Consortium Of MRI Biomarkers In Neonatal Encephalopathy (COMBINE)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Boston Children's Hospital · 2022 - 2025

Unified Program for Therapeutics in Children

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

The Hydrocortisone for BPD Respiratory and Developmental Outcomes Study (HYBRiD Outcomes Study)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2017 - 2024

TOP Trial

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute · 2012 - 2024

RTI NRN Capitation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute · 2011 - 2024

The Transfusion of Prematures Early School Age Follow-Up (TOP 5)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2018 - 2023

Population Health Research Support - Study of Pregnancy and Neonatal Health (SPAN) Task A

Clinical TrialFaculty Member · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2023

Early Check: A Collaborative Innovation to Facilitate Pre-Symptomatic Clinical Trials in Newborns

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2016 - 2022

Darbepoetin Trial to Improve Red Cell Mass and Neuroprotectoin in Preterms (Darbe)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2017 - 2022

Multiplex Platform for Point-of-Care Newborn Screening of Hyperbilirubinemia

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Baebies, Inc · 2019 - 2021

Expanding thyroid testing in high risk newborns: total T3, free T4, TSH and TRAB

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Baebies, Inc · 2018 - 2021

Early Check: A Collaborative Innovation to Facilitate Pre-Symptomatic Clinical Trials in Newborns

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2020 - 2021

Comprehensive, Near Patient Assessment of Severe Hypoglycemia in Newborns Using Low Blood Volume (Phase II)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Baebies, Inc · 2017 - 2021

A Low Blood Volume Platform for Global Newborn Screening of Common, Treatable Conditions Phase II

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Baebies, Inc · 2018 - 2021

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy-Phase II-Robertson Foundation

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by Robertson Foundation · 2015 - 2021

Near Patient Acute Kidney Injury Biomarker Analysis in Critically Ill Neonates- Phase II

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Baebies, Inc · 2018 - 2019

Growth Failure in Extremely Preterm Infants: Microbiomic and Metabolomic Analysis

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Gerber Foundation · 2014 - 2018

A rapid, ultrasensitive system for recurrent thyroid testing in high risk newborns

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Baebies, Inc · 2017 - 2018

Gastrin-Releasing Peptide and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2011 - 2018

A Secondary Study to the Transfusion of Prematures (TOP) Study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute International · 2015 - 2018

Linking Safety Practices to Adverse Events and Outcomes in Hospitalized Infants

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2018

MICROBIAL SUCCESSION AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSES IN THE PREMATURE INFANT

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2017

PTN TO#25: Antibiotic Safety in Infants with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2017

PK of Sildenafil in Premature Infants

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2013 - 2017

Prospective Observational Study of Respiratory Support Provided to Premature Infants at Risk for Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Discovery Laboratories, Inc. · 2015 - 2017

Phase II Stannosoporfin

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation · 2013 - 2016

Temperature Monitoring with InnerSense Esophageal Temperature Probe

Clinical TrialPhysician · Awarded by Philips Electronics North America Corp · 2014 - 2016

The Duke Multidisciplinary Training Program in Pediatric Lung Disease

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEFaculty Member · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2016

PTN TO 13: PK of Antistaphylococcal Antibiotics in Infants

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2012 - 2016

48-52 Month Follow Up Stannsoporfin 64,185-204

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation · 2014 - 2016

PTN Task Order #5: Safety and Efficacy of High-Dose Acyclovir in Infants with HSV

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute for Child Health & Human Develo · 2014 - 2015

Multidisciplinary Neonatal Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2015

Data Coordinating Center for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Pennsylvania · 2012 - 2015

Multiplex platform for point of care newborn screening of hyperbilirubinemia

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Advanced Liquid Logic · 2013 - 2014

Accelerating Adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research in Premature Infants

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Department of Health and Human Services · 2010 - 2013

Best Pharmaceutical for Children Act (BPCA): Use of Meropenem in Infants

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2007 - 2010

External Relationships


  • CryoCell International
  • Origin Biosciences
  • ReAlta Life Sciences

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