Touch and the Developing Brain: Mechanisms, Prognoses, and Therapies after Neural Injuries in Newborns

September 29, 2016 (3 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s)

Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD

Location

6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 2423, Bethesda, MD

Purpose

Nathalie L. MaitreExternal Web Site Policy, M.D., Ph.D., from Nationwide Children's Hospital, is a board-certified neonatologist (newborn medical care specialist) and researcher with a focus on neurodevelopment in high-risk newborns and rehabilitation of long-term disabilities. Dr. Maitre is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-up Program and the NICU Clinical Therapies Department at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Maitre's presentation will highlight the development of tests that measure neural function in infants. Such tools will help improve the design and evaluation of parent-based and technology-assisted rehabilitative strategies after injury.

This presentation is part of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch Speaker Series.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Maurice Davis.

Contact

Maurice Davis, PPB, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6887
E-mail: maurice.davis@nih.gov

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