MPSC and Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Announce Award of STTR Grant to Optimize Neonatal Growth and Nutrition

September 10, 2022

Charlottesville, VA - September 10, 2022 – Medical Predictive Science Corporation (MPSC) and Gustave Falciglia, MD, of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, have been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to develop a clinical decision support system (CDSS) to optimize nutrition for neonatal growth in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This NIH grant, awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), will support the research to develop a CDSS to positively impact the lives of critically ill infants throughout the world.

“My goal is to improve clinical decision making with the support of CDSSs and ultimately improve healthcare delivery to critically ill infants,” said Dr. Gustave Falciglia. “This research strives to develop tools that enhance clinician’s awareness regarding the nutrition that an infant has received and should receive to optimize growth.” Dr. Falciglia practices at the Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is an Assistant Professor of Neonatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

“MPSC is committed to providing artificial intelligence and predictive analytics solutions to the NICU in order to improve medical practice,” said Will King, CEO of MPSC. “Our HeRO products have proven to save lives and improve outcomes for infants in the NICU. We look forward to working with Dr. Falciglia to apply our efforts towards better meeting the nutritional needs of these precious infants.”


About MPSC

MPSC develops and markets clinical decision support systems for use in the NICU throughout much of the world. MPSC is committed to improving outcomes, saving lives, and reducing healthcare expenditures through the development of effective clinical diagnostic and decision support tools. These products use computational diagnostic methods to make the early diagnosis of clinical illness through continuous, non-invasive patient monitoring, and to provide diagnostic information as well as decision support to the clinician. For more information about MPSC, please visit

About Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute

Research at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is conducted through Manne Research Institute. The institute is focused on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures through the relentless pursuit of knowledge. In partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our scientists work in labs, in clinics, at the patient bedside and in the community to unravel the root causes of pediatric and adolescent disease, to understand childhood injury and to find factors that precipitate health problems in childhood and over a lifetime. Our researchers work every day to develop new therapies and prevention strategies. For more information about Manne Research Institute, please visit


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