Join us for ‘Tinis for Preemies, our signature fundraising event of the year. It’s an opportunity to hear from our founder, Nicholas Hall, meet inspiring families, honor leaders in prematurity, and so much more.

In 2020 we transitioned from a live event to a virtual one. This allowed us to include families from across the country and the response was so positive that we decided to have a virtual event this year, too.

The event will be hosted on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook. And, for the first time, registration is FREE. Sign up on EventBrite. Everyone that registers will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. In lieu of a registration fee, donations will go directly to support parents of preemies. This will be a unique experience that you won’t want to miss.

This year, we’re honoring three amazing individuals:

Phyllis Dennery, MD 

Professor and Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Chair of Pediatrics; Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistr Brown University
Pediatrician in Chief, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Dr. Phyllis Dennery is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Brown University Alpert School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital within Lifespan. In these roles she oversees all of the pediatric services, both academically and clinically, and supervises more than 200 faculty members as well as ancillary providers. Prior to this position, she was Chief of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she ran a 12-hospital consortium of neonatal units and oversaw a $250million operation for the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Dennery received her medical degree from Howard University and completed her residency in Pediatrics from George Washington University /Children’s Hospital National Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine from Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Dennery is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She served as the President of the Society for Pediatric Research and the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine. She is the current President of the International Perinatal Collegium and serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Kids Count.

David Weisoly, DO

Co- Chair Memorial Hermann Neonatology Clinical Practice Council 
Perinatal Chair – Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC)
Chair, Texas Regional Advisory Council – Perinatal Care Regions Alliance
Practice Co-Medical Director – Pediatrix and Obstetrix Specialists of Houston
Course Director- Specialty Review in Neonatology
Course Director and Founder – Neonatal Insights Online Review Course
Neonatal Co-Chair, Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB)
Perinatal Quality Improvement Chair – SETRAC
Medical Director for Children’s Services – Children’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
Founder, The Preemie Place
David Weisoly, DO, is a nationally known educator in neonatal medicine. He is the neonatal ICU medical director at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands and is the medical director of a large neonatal and maternal-fetal multispecialty practice.
Dr. Weisoly is the founder and director of the Houston Area QI Collaborative and serves as the perinatal chair for the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC). For the past 12 years he has been the Course Director for Specialty Review in Neonatology, the highly-attended review course for Neonatologists.
Dr. Weisoly is married and a father of twin extremely premature boys born in 2002 and a daughter born in 2005. His goal is for every infant and mother to receive the very best care in the world, and to collaboratively find ways to achieve this goal and share this success worldwide.


Jacqueline McGrath, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Vice Dean for Faculty Excellence | Thelma and Joe Crow Endowed Professor
Vice Dean for Faculty Excellence
School of Nursing UT Health San Antonio

Dr. McGrath is the Thelma and Joe Crowe Endowed Professor, and Vice Dean for Faculty Excellence in the School of Nursing. Research foci include integration of family-centered and developmentally supportive caregiving with high-risk and premature infants and their families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Her work has focused on the biobehavioral outcomes related to increasing parent engagement for both parents and the infant. Increasing parent engagement for high-risk infants in the NICU is believed to be a mechanism for influencing the development of parent self-management skills after infant discharge and ultimately enhancing infant long-term cognitive and developmental outcomes.

Dr. McGrath has conducted studies related to preterm infants’ oral feeding readiness and preterm infant touch and massage (parent provided). Based on her research, she developed the NICU-PLAY program for parents and their hospitalized preterm infants. Her work has been funded by NIH/NINR and NIH/NIMH, the American Nurses Foundation, as well as other foundations. She is well-known in the field for her scholarly publications, with more than 140 peer-reviewed articles, over 125 editorials, and short manuscripts as well as more than 35 book chapters.


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