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Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT USN (Ret)

Associate Scholar

Dr. Marty McCaffrey is a Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Chapel Hill in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a retired Captain in the US Navy and served as the Director of Neonatal Care at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Consultant to the US Navy Surgeon General for Neonatology. Dr. McCaffrey is the Director of the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC or “PICNIC”) which has conducted 11 statewide quality improvement projects across the North Carolina. The mission of the PQCNC is to make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born. He is also the Co-Chair of the CDC’s National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives. Dr. McCaffrey also has a strong interest in the care of infants and children, and the support of families with challenging prenatal diagnoses. As a member of the International Trisomy Alliance Board and the Be Not Afraid Board he offers significant medical and emotional support to families dealing with difficult diagnoses in their unborn and born children. He has most recently published on the topic of trisomies in the September 2016 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Latest Research & News

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated March 3, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]