Jeffrey Robert Gruen MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Genetics, and Investigative Medicine

Biographical Info


International Activity

  • The genetics of dyslexia
    Canada; United Kingdom   (2009)
    The goal of these studies is to determine the risk of reading disability, also known as dyslexia, attributable to any single or combination of previously described reading disability genes. These studies are a crucial first step towards subsequent studies to try to translate these advances in our understanding of the genetics of reading disability to actual practical uses in populations, such as screening. An accurate and cost-effective population screening tool for reading disability would be useful for early detection of children at risk who would benefit from prevention programs, for resource planning by school districts, for detecting older children who are struggling in school in whom the diagnosis may have been missed or misdiagnosed, for adult literacy programs, and for tailoring prevention and intervention programs to specific students.

Education & Training

B.S.
Tulane University (1977)
M.D.
Tulane University (1981)
Intern
Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Resident
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, Pediatrics  (1982 - 1984)
Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine  (1984 - 1988)
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (1986)

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