Research Project

The Vulnerable Preterm Cerebellum: Elucidating Mechanisms and Consequences of Injury

Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD
Principal Investigator

Cerebellar injury has been implicated in the high prevalence of neurodevelopmental disabilities in very premature infants. The goal of this study is to identify early magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of prematurity-related cerebellar developmental impairment that leads to specific development disabilities. Findings will inform specific targets for future interventions to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes. This project utilizes the HAIC, NEC and CTC functions. Through these components, the DC-IDDRC will enhance the recruitment of investigators, generate innovation, and promote transdisciplinary research that together will facilitate the development, implementation, and dissemination of new diagnostic and therapeutic advances for the care of individuals with IDD.