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In our archive you will find all articles on awards and events from 2012 onwards.

All relevant information to COVID-19 can be found here.

From left to right: Dr. med. Clemens Behrens, Chairman of FRÜHerLEBEN e.V., Prof. Dr. Diane Renz, Head of the Department of Pediatric Radiology at the MHH, Prof. Dr. Bettina Bohnhorst, Head of Neonatology at the MHH and member of FRÜHerLEBEN e.V., Dr. Stefan Röll, Executive Director of Neoscan Solutions GmbH and Heidelinde Gerhold.

Donation for FRÜHerLEBEN e.V. support association 

The company Neoscan Solutions GmbH from Magedeburg is specialized in MRI devices for newborns and infants. For the support association FRÜHerLEBEN e.V. the company collected donations in the amount of 2.625€. During the donation handover, the amount was even increased to 5,000€! Thank you so much - we are very grateful for this generous donation!


PD Dr. Nicolaus Schwerk

How useful are COVID vaccinations for children?

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can be vaccinated, but the Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) does not recommend it. Read here what our lung specialist
PD Dr. Nicolaus Schwerk has to say about it.

From left to right: Halina Lewinski (Head Midwife), Prof. Dr. Constantin von Kaisenberg (Head of Prenatal Medicine & Obstetrics in the Perinatal Center), Prof. Dr. Corinna Peter (Senior Physician Neonatology), Manuela Welschhoff (Head Ward Care Service ward 69) and Prof. Dr. Bettina Bohnhorst (Head Senior Physician Neonatology) are pleased about the successfully completed audit.

Surveillance audit as perinatal center successfully passed

Together with the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Neonatology Department (early and newborn medicine) forms a Perinatal Center Level 1, which corresponds to the highest level of care in perinatal medicine. The surveillance audit on 19.04.2021 was conducted by the independent certification company periZert and was successfully passed. 

Research for the weakest

The Cluster of Excellence RESIST, led by the MHH, receives a grant of one million Euros from the "Niedersächsisches Vorab".  Professor Dr. Nico Lachmann from our team is researching certain immune cells that can eliminate bacteria and viruses - the so-called phagocytes (macrophages). His goal is that lung infections can be cured with the help of macrophages grown from human stem cells in the laboratory. Learn more here.


Prof. Dr. Dr. Tümmler heads the research group "Molecular Pathology of Cystic Fibrosis".

How healthy lungs develop in children - hope for children with cystic fibrosis

Hope for children with cystic fibrosis: Our research group, led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Tümmler, has for the first time compared bacterial colonization of the lungs in children with cystic fibrosis and healthy individuals. An important result: In young children, there is apparently a window of opportunity to influence the biological processes in the lungs favorably for the further course of the disease. The full article can be found here.


Coronavirus: How high is the risk for children?


The transmission of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in children has been an ongoing discussion for the past year. In an interview our expert Dr. Nikolaus Schwerk clarifies the current status together with Prof. Dr. Peter Hillemanns (Director of the MHH Women's Clinic).

Prof. Dr. Tobias Welte (far left), Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen (2nd from left) and Prof. Dr. Bettina Bohnhorst (far right) are happy about the new facilities.

The newborn and premature infant ward has been completely modernized

The ward for newborns and premature babies was completely modernized this year. Now the team moved in to the new facilities. Not only the latest technology but also bright and friendly colors characterize the new rooms. 

Interview with Dr. Nicolaus Schwerk

From dry cough to a diagnosis: Interview with Dr. Nicolaus Schwerk, expert in pediatric pneumology

From dry cough to a diagnosis: Annie was examined in three different clinics until Dr. Schwerk, our expert in pediatric pneumology, made the correct diagnosis. The diagnosis was a vascular malformation in the lung. The lengthy diagnosis was followed by a complicated but successful operation. Click here for the interview (german).


Prof. Dr. Dorothee Viemann (right) and Senior Physician Dr. Sabine Pirr in the intensive care unit for premature and newborn infants at the MHH with a premature baby.

Why is breast milk so important for newborns? Our researchers of the Excellence Cluster RESIST have found the reason

A team of the Excellence Cluster RESIST has found out that Alarmine positively influence the development of the intestinal flora and the immune system after birth. You can read the complete article here.



Interview with Dr. Nicolaus Schwerk

What influence does the coronavirus have on children?

Dr. Schwerk, specialist for paediatric pneumology and allergology, explains in this short video - interview (german).

News from the Clinic Clowns

Due to the current situation, our clinic clowns cannot visit the little patients in our pediatric clinic. Therefore, they have come up with something very special to put a smile on their faces anyway. Have a look at their page!

IKEA donates furniture for the children's clinic

Last week we received a donation from IKEA for our pediatric clinic. So it's not quite so boring for the little ones during the Corona time! Thank you very much for this great donation - we are very grateful for the donation!