Conversations: July 26, 2020
On this episode of Miami Corona Project Conversations, Dr. Lawrence Prince discusses with Xavier Cortada his work in caring for critically ill newborns, his research on pediatric lung diseases, and how the same treatments used to heal newborn lungs may be used for COVID-19 patients. In the end, he shares words of wisdom as a University of Miami alumnus to current students, reminding them to show compassion for one another during these historic times.
Statement From Dr. Lawrence Prince
“This is a truly unique and trying time for all of us. My hope is that we can all take this time to show true caring for others, in our families, communities, and across the world. Physicians and scientists are trying to learn as much as possible as we care for our patients and investigate potential treatment and cures. As the fields advance, our recommendations and guidelines will surely change with new discoveries and understanding. By removing politics and hidden agendas from this conversation, we can all recover together.”
About Dr. Lawrence Prince
Lawrence S. “Lance” Prince, MD, PhD is the incoming Division Chief of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. A 1989 graduate of the University of Miami with a B.S. Chemistry, Dr. Prince obtained his MD/PhD degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and postdoctoral residency and fellowship training at the University of Iowa. As a physician scientist, Dr. Prince cares for critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit and directs a research laboratory focused on pediatric lung diseases and immune system development. Related to coronavirus, the Prince lab is investigating how environmental exposures around the time of birth contribute to how the lung immune system guides repair and regeneration of the lung following infection or injury. The hope is that new strategies can be used to protect and repair patient lungs after infection, even as new viral and bacterial pathogens emerge throughout our planet.