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Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation  

This is a Clinical Investigator Award, providing an opportunity for a medical investigator to develop into an independent researcher. Despite links between early postnatal deprivation (ESD) and neuropsychological problems, few studies have investigated whether the neural substrates thought to underlie such functions are abnormal in children with such histories. The overarching aim of the proposed studies is to probe, with imaging techniques, the structural and functional neurobiological consequences of ESD. The approach of integrating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) methods with neuropsychological assessments is innovative and will yield new and important data on children exposed to ESD. These studies have potential translational value, as neuroimaging data can be used to monitor effects of therapeutic interventions and to assess the potential reversibility of findings, which has not been possible in the past. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $148,768.00
Project Number 5K08MH079176-03
Principal Investigator Behen, Michael
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective 3O. Not specific to Question 3 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Wayne State University
State/Country Michigan
Web Link 1 Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation | $150,412.00 | 2010 | 5K08MH079176-04
Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation | $145,003.00 | 2008 | K08MH079176-02