Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Christopher McPherson, PharmD, clinical pharmacist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cynthia Ortinau, MD, and Sarbattama Sen, MD, neonatologists and clinical investigators in the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine present research on neurodevelopment in high risk infants. Areas of research covered including focusing on accurate, early diagnosis of brain injury as well as developing treatments and preventive strategies to reduce subsequent disabilities; the impact of drugs on the developing newborn brain; brain magnetic resonance imaging before and after birth to understand the nature and timing of alterations in brain development and neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants born with congenital heart disease; and devising and trialing dietary interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes for obese women and their infants.
Brain Development in Preterm Infants Video
Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains the impact of premature birth on neonatal brain development. In addition she describes how brain imaging can help predict the likelihood of learning problems and discusses research examining the impact of auditory stimulation on neonatal brain development. Read the Brain Development in Preterm Infants video transcript.