The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk was established at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in 2005. The mission of the Center is to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children.
Dr. Elisabeth Conradt has been awarded the Society for Research in Child Development's 2015 Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children's Mental Health Research for her research on targeting epigenetic processes in prenatal programming research to support healthy newborns.
Dr. Amy Salisbury’s recent study, “The roles of maternal depression, serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment, and concomitant benzodiazepine use on infant neurobehavioral functioning over the first postnatal month," has been cited in the Care New England’s newsletter. To read this article, click on the PDF
Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf has been awarded a grant from Simons Foundation on "Biomarkers of Emotion Regulation, Social Response & Social Attention in ASD."
Dr. Katheleen Hawes' study, "Neuroendocrine Correlates of Empathy and Stress Reactivity in Registered Nurses," has been cited in the University of Rhode Island's newsletter, Momentum: Research & Innovation (page 26). To read this article, click on the PDF
Dr. Amy Salisbury has been appointed as a member of the Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (CPDD) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Rosemarie Bigsby Honored for Contributions to Neonatal Care
Dr. Rosemarie Bigsby, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, has been elected as a recipient of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) for the inaugural Pioneer Award for Neonatal Therapy. Bigsby is a clinical professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and coordinator of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) services at the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk/Center for Children and Families of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. Bigsby was honored with the award at the 5th Annual NANT Conference this month in Phoenix, AZ. Read more.
Brown University Students and Their Thesis Who Are Sponsored by Our Faculty
James M. Giarraputo, Neuroscience and Egyptology. Sponsor: Barry Lester, PhD Psychiatry and Human Behavior & Pediatrics. "Medical Morbidities and DNA methylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) in premature infants."
Marie-Claire Partridge, Neuroscience. Sponsor: Linda LaGasse, PhD Pediatrics & Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Neuroscience: "Kinematic Analysis of Fine Motor Control in Children with Prenatal Exposure to Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors."
Chantelle Ward, Neuroscience. Sponsor: Amy Salisbury, PhD Pediatrics & Psychiatry and Human Behavior. "Prenatal Exposure to SRIs and Major Depression Disorder and their Effects on Infant Temperament and Ability to Cope with Stress."
Jordan DeLoach, Sociology. Sponsor: Barry Lester, PhD Psychiatry and Human Behavior & Pediatrics. "Neighborhood Risk and Epigenetic Alterations in Premature Infants."