Research Grants

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Research Fund - Awardees

The Department of Pediatrics, through the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, awarded twelve grants for innovative Neurodevelopment & Child Mental Health Development research at the University of Minnesota through the Masonic Children’s Hospital Research Fund. Awards supporting neurogenetic/genomic or neuroimaging work were offered with the intention of supporting research to generate novel data for future peer-reviewed major funding initiatives.

List of Awardees

List of Awardees

Jed Elison, Institute of Child Development
Prenatal Predictors of Infant Brain Signatures of Risk

Phu Tran, Department of Pediatrics
Exosomic Approach to Identify Altered Serum Markers Induced by Early Iron Deficiency

Stephanie Carlson, Institute of Child Development
The Developmental Neuroscience of Executive Function in Early Childhood

Raghu Rao, Department of Pediatrics
Bilirubin’s Neuroprotective Role in the Preterm Gunn Rat Model

Megan Gunnar & Kathleen Thomas, Institute of Child Development
Developing an Effective HPA Axis Stress Tests for Use in Pediatric Neuroimaging

Michael Georgieff, Department of Pediatrics
Transcriptomic Approach to Identify Altered Gene Expression Induced by Neuronal Iron Deficiency

Cheryl Gale, Department of Pediatrics
Role of Gut Microbiomes in Early Human Neurodevelopment

Anne Maliszewski Hall, Department of Pediatrics
Proteomic Analysis of the Regional Effects of IUGR on the Developing Rat Brain

Yue Chen, College of Biological Sciences
Iron-Deficiency Altered Dynamics of Proline Hydroxylation Pathways Associated with Neuronal Dysfunction

Tate Gisslen, Department of Pediatrics
Transcriptomic Approach to Identify Altered Neuronal Gene Expression Induced by Prenatal Inflammation

Gulin Oz & Michelle Alexander, Department of Radiology, Pediatrics
The Effect of Timing of Hypoxia Ischemia on the Regional Neurochemical Profile of the Developing Rat Brain

Craig Bierle, School of Dentistry
An In vivo Imaging Model of Congenital and Perinatal Cytomegalovirus Infections in Guinea Pigs


CNBD Seed Grants

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development periodically announces a call for seed grant proposals. Graduate student and postdoctoral members of the Center are welcome to apply for research funding in the area of neurobehavioral development. Awards are up to $3,000 for a 12-month period.

The current funding cycle for seed grants is closed. The next call for seed grants will be announced in early 2019. 

Previous Seed Grant Awardees

Previous Seed Grant Awardees

Spring 2016

Brandon Almy - Institute of Child Development
"The Role of Self-Regulation for Adolescent Decision-Making"

Lauren Demers - Institute of Child Development
"Behavioral and Electrophysiological Processing of Emotional Interference Across Development and Levels of Internalizing Symptomology"

Erin Plummer, MD - Pediatrics
"Growth, Body Composition, Inflammation, and Neurodevelopment in Preschool-age Children with Congenital Gastrointestinal Anomalies"

Katie Satrom, MD - Pediatrics
"The Neuroprotective Effect of Bilirubin on Molecular Markers of Oxidative Stress and Synaptogenesis in a Preterm Gunn Rat Model"

Diana Wallin - Neuroscience
"Alterations in the Neonatal Hippocampal Transcriptome Due to Phlebotomy-induced Anemia" 

Spring 2012 

Liam Callahan, Department of Neuroscience
"The effects of early-life iron deficiency on the developing hippocampal dopamine system"
Jena Doom, Institute of Child Development
"Examining the sequelae of early adverse care and poor nutritional status on executive function, growth, and the immune system in post-institutionalized children."
Jamie Lawler, Institute of Child Development
"Randomized, controlled trial of attention training interventions for post-institutionalized children"
Rowena Ng, Institute of Child Development
"Influences on 'hot' inhibitory control"

Fall 2011 

Leah Jappe, Department of Psychiatry
“Differential Neural Connectivity in Emotion Regulatory Circuits in Anorexia Nervosa Compared to Depressed Youth”

Spring 2011 

Anita Fuglestad, Ph.D., Institute of Child Development
"Development of a Protocol for the Pediatric Option for the Bod Pod: A Reliability Study of Body Composition via Air Displacement Plethysmography in Toddlers"
Rachel Penrod, Department of Neuroscience
"Characterization of the effects of dopamine of the morphological development of Medium Spiny Neuron dendritic spines"
Mary Petrosko, Department of Psychology
"Neurocognitive profile of early-onset marijuana users: A longitudinal study"
Katie Pfister, M.D, Department of Pediatrics
"Early Evaluation of Memory Function in Term Survivors of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy"

Spring 2010 

Jane Brumbaugh, M.D., Department of Pediatrics
“Impact of Prematurity on Executive Function in Preschool-Aged Children Born Moderately-to-Late Preterm”
Adriana Herrera, Institute of Child Development
“Emotion Regulation Following Early Life Stress: Examination of Physiological Reactivity and Parent Emotion Socialization”
Sara Langworthy, Institute of Child Development
“Impact of Executive Function Impairment on Reward Processing in Children: Neural Correlates and Individual Differences”
Michelle Loman, Institute of Child Development
“Attention and behavior in adolescents with diverse early histories”

Fall 2009 

Amanda Kesek, Institute of Child Development
“Emotional Reappraisal in Children”
Kristen Lyons, Ph.D., Institute of Child Development
“Neurobehavioral Markers of Age-Related Changes and Individual Differences in Self-Reflection and Self-Regulation”
Amy Monn, Institute of Child Development
“The Role of Parent Executive Function Skills in the Process of Resilient Family Functioning and Parent Promotion of Child Executive Function Skills”

Spring 2009 

Julia Cohen, Institute of Child Development
“Neural Correlates of Executive Function and Emotion in Adolescents and Adults”
Janette Herbers, Institute of Child Development
“Parent-Child Coregulation and Academic Success of Young Homeless Children”
Julie Markant, Institute of Child Development
“Dopamine Polymorphisms and Infants’ Attention to Novelty”
Mu Sun, Ph.D., Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
“Prepulse Inhibition of Acoustic Startle in Transgenic Mice with Iron Deficiency”

Fall 2008 

Phu Tran, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics
"Assessing the Role of TUF1 in Modulating Amygdala-Based Startle Response" 
O. Evren Guler, Ph.D., Institute of Child Development
"Neural Bases of Declarative Memory Development"