Helen DeVos Children's Hospital at Spectrum Health

The Helen DeVos ELGAN ECHO Study team would like to thank each and every one of our ELGAN families for their continued support over the last 18+ years. Thanks to your support and the support of other ELGAN families at 14 different hospitals in five states, ELGAN researchers have accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge and generated over 167 published research articles related to babies and children born 3 months early. We are humbled by your support and feel we can’t say thanks enough.

We are excited to announce we are beginning our age 17/18 study visits. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, these visits will begin with enrolled parents completing online questionnaires. The HDVCH research team will keep you informed as developments arise. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed interacting with each of you and look forward to watching your teens as they transition from NICU graduates to high school graduates. We welcome another opportunity to work with you again via phone, snail mail, and email.

Meet the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital at Spectrum Health team:

Principal Investigator: Steve Pastyrnak, Ph.D.
35 Michigan Street NE
Mail Code 261
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Study Coordinators: Stephanie Fagerman, Brandon James, Jalen Johnson
100 Michigan NE, MC038
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Stephanie Fagerman


Brandon James




Additional Resources

Helan DeVos Children's Hospital website