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Imagine: Institute for the Developing Mind

A recent television broadcast on ABC7 features an interview with Dr. Elizabeth Sowell, plus more!

A successful data collection day with Dr. Ken Jones and Leah Wetherill ended with dinner at a local Mediterranean grill.

Happy Holidays from all of us at DCNL

From left to right: Christopher Nuñez, Eric Kan, Trinh Luu, Suzanne Houston, Jordan Barlam, Julie Werner, Mei Hoong, Elizabeth Sowell, Stefanie Bodison, Megan Herting, Max Orozco, Lisa Dokovna, Alexy Andrade. Not pictured: Christina Chen, Kristina Uban.

3D Facial Imaging

We are currently scheduling all participants of the CIFASD study for a follow up exam with Dr. Ken Jones and Leah Wetherill for 3D facial imaging. This special camera captures a 3D snapshot of the facial features as shown here on one of our staff members. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones visits on Dec. 13

On December 13th, Dr. Ken Jones will be visiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to conduct exams of facial features as part of our CIFASD study. As a leader in FASD research and key investigator on our projects, we are looking forward to his visit.

Bradley Peterson, MD, Welcome Reception

Dr. Bradley Peterson

Dr. Elizabeth Sowell and her DCNL team members were thrilled to attend the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Welcome Reception for our new colleague, Bradley Peterson, MD. Dr. Peterson has been named the inaugural director of the Institute for the Developing Mind (IDM) at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital

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Flux Congress

This week, lab members will be attending the 2nd annual Flux Congress in Universal City! Dr. Sowell and her team of graduate students and post doctoral fellows will be sharing our research and networking with participants of the Flux conference at this exciting event.

Jordan Barlam

Research Assistant

Jordan is currently in graduate studies for social work at USC.

Dr. Elizabeth Sowell interviewed by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on the topic of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Can I Drink While Pregnant? Brain Imaging Expert Weighs In

During the month of August, two publications delved into the decades-old debate questioning exactly how drastically a mother’s activities while pregnant affect her child in the future—specifically in terms of alcohol consumption. We asked Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory

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Our research featured in The Telegraph!

Alcohol in womb slows teenage brain

In the first study of its kind, researchers find that even moderate drinking can cause foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Photo: Alamy

7:34AM BST 04 Aug 2014

 Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy slow the development of their children’s brains well into their teenage years,

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