Neurological Development in Premature Infants

Perinatal/neonatal brain injury is a leading cause of growth and development impairments of the brain and central nervous system.  To improve long-term quality of life for high-risk newborns and high-risk preterm newborns, investigators at Nationwide Children’s are working to prevent perinatal/neonatal brain injury.

Research efforts focus on ways to detect perinatal/neonatal brain injury early among extremely premature infants, applying advanced MRI as a tool to help predict long-term neurological outcomes and understanding the effects neonatal therapeutic hypothermia has on the brain when an infant has been deprived oxygen. 

Learn more about our research at the Center for Perinatal Research website.