Pediatric Neurology's strong clinical and research interests are neonatal neurology, seizure disorders, and learning and attention disorders.
The Center for the Study of Learning and Attention
The Center for the Study of Learning and Attention represents one of only three federally funded Centers established to address some of the most fundamental issues relating to learning disabilities, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. The Yale Center focuses on the biologic mechanisms underlying subtypes of learning and attention disorders and research efforts are directed towards identifying a biologic basis for what are often subtle and hidden disabilities
The Pediatric Epilepsy Center
The Pediatric Epilepsy Center studies and treats epilepsy and seizure disorders. The Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for continuous electroencephalographic and video monitoring of seizures in children. This facility represents one component of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program for children with epilepsy. Recognizing that six percent of the pediatric population experiences at least one seizure in a lifetime, Pediatric Neurology is committed to understanding the nature of seizure disorders in children.
The Neonatal Brain Research Group
The Neonatal Brain Research Group studies brain development in prematurely born infants. Very low birth weight infants represent almost 2% of all live births in the United States today, and these infants experience very high incidences of intraventricular brain hemorrhage (IVH), periventricular leukomalacial (PVL) and ventriculomegaly which frequently result in serious and permanent neurodevelopmental disability.
Federally funded investigations in progress employ early intervention with therapeutic agents with the hope of preventing the long-term consequences of preterm birth such as cerebral palsy, magnetic resonance imaging studies of brain development and genetic screening studies to identify gene targets for the prevention of injury to developing brain.