A team of investigators at the Waisman Center was recently awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health to both improve brain imaging techniques for infants and build a quantitative atlas of typical early brain development. They hope this atlas will make it easier to identify conditions such as cerebral palsy earlier in life. MPIs on the project, “Motion Robust Relaxometry for Infant Neuroimaging,” include Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT, associate professor, Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine; Andrew Alexander, PhD, professor of medical physics and psychiatry; and Steve Kecskemeti, PhD, Waisman Center scientist. Doug Dean III, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, is one of the co-investigators on the project.
Read the full story, “Waisman investigators receive grant to improve brain imaging in young children,” published on the Waisman Center website on January 23, 2023.