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USC Student Research – Blanca Hernandez

Blanca Hernandez presents her research findings at USC’s student research presentations.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $8 Million as Part of Landmark NIH Study

Study on substance use and adolescent brain development to look at 10,000 children at research institutions throughout the U.S.

As part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a five-year grant

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NIH launches landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development

DCNL is excited to announce that we are one of thirteen grants awarded to look at cognitive and social development in ~10,000 children in this landmark study on substance use. 

The National Institutes of Health today awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the effects

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BloombergView features our research on income and brain surface area.

Making Little Brains Kindergarten-Ready

Many studies over the past few decades have found that poverty and its stresses inflict lasting damage on young children’s brains. In the largest study of its kind so far, researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Columbia University and other centers looked at more than 1,000 young brains and found a

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Family Income, Parental Education Related to Brain Structure in Children and Adolescents

LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2015) – Characterizing associations between socioeconomic factors and children’s brain development, a team including investigators from nine universities across the country reports correlative links between family income and brain structure. Relationships between the brain and family income were strongest in the lowest end of the economic range – suggesting that interventional

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The DCNL Team

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

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.

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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