Press Release - Feb 19, 2013Lahav Receives Grant for Research on Premature Infant Environments
Amir Lahav, ScD, PhD, the principal investigator of the Lahav Lab for Neonatal Research in the Department of Newborn Medicine, received a $437,000 grant from the Charles H. Hood Foundation to conduct research on the effects of biological maternal sounds on cardiorespiratory stability and early brain maturation in extremely preterm babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For the three-year grant, Lahav and his team will examine whether and what types of maternal sound stimulation (such as a mother's voice and heartbeat) facilitate optimal growth and neurodevelopment in the early postnatal period.
The Charles H. Hood Foundation was incorporated in 1942 to improve the health and quality of life for children through grant support of New England-based pediatric researchers. To date, the foundation has made 638 awards to New England Investigators, many of whom are now leaders in child health research.
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