Current Investigations Supported by the Neuropsychology Research Lab

"Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (MONEAD)"
Principal Investigator: P. Kaplan, M.D.

"Effects of Excitation and Inhibition of the Temporo-Parietal via tDCS on Reading Performance in Children with Dyslexia"
Principal Investigator: Pablo Celnick, M.D.

"Does the Degree of Dietary Control of Plasma Phenylalanine (Phe) in Women with Maternal Hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) Predict the Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes of Their Offspring?"
Principal Investigator: Ada Hamosh, M.D.

"The Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN): A Prospective Database of Infants with Cholestasis"
Principal Investigator: K. Schwartz, M.D.

"A Phase III Randomized Placebo Controlled Blinded Investigation of Six Weeks vs. Six Months of Oral Valganciclovir Therapy in Infants with Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection"
Principal Investigator: R. Boger, M.D.

"Activation of Coagulation of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation"
Principal Investigator: Melanie Bembea, M.D.

"Pediatric Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Research Project"
Principal Investigator: Allen Everett, M.D.

"A High-Risk Study of OCD"
Principal Investigator: Gerald Nestadt, M.D.

"Brain Morphology in Non-syndromic Cleft Lip and/or Palate"
Principal Investigator: Richard Redett, M.D.

"Targeting Impulsivity in Pediatric Binge Eating Disorder with Atomoxetine"
Principal Investigator: Shauna Reinblatt, M.D.

"Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Controlled Trial (THAPCA)"
Principal Investigator: J. Christiansen, Subcontract PI: B. Slomine

"The Relationship of Iron Status to Symptom Severity, Sleep-Related Limb Movements, and Cognitive Deficits in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"
Principal Investigator: Rhoda Gottfried, M.D.

"Neuroimaging of Motor Stereotypies in Children without Autism"
Principal Investigator: E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D.

"Development of ADHD in Preschool Children: Neuroimaging and Behavioral Correlates"
Principal Investigator: E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D.

"Neural Basis of Impairments in Response Inhibition and Processing Speed following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury"
Principal Investigator: Stacy Suskauer, M.D.

"Frontostriatal Glutamate in ADHD: Neuropsychological and Behavioral Correlates Frontostriatal Glutamate in ADHD: Neuropsychological and Behavioral Correlates"
Principal Investigators: Alena Horska, Ph.D. and E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D.

"Creating a Pediatric Imaging-Genomics Data Resource"
Principal Investigator: Terry Jernigan, Ph.D.; Subcontract Prinicpal Investigator: Stewart Mostofsky, M.D.

"Pediatric Binge Eating, Impulsivity and Treatment"
Principal Investigator: Shauna Reinblatt, M.D.

"Neuropsychological Correlates of White Matter Changes in Children with Cerebral Palsy"
Principal Investigator: A. Zabel, Ph.D.

"Neurobehavioral Late-Effects in Pediatric Brain Tumors"
Principal Investigator: D. Ris; Subcontract Principal Investigator: M. Mahone

"Reading Disability in Grades 3-8: Neurocognitive Factors & Prevalence"
Principal Investigator: E.M. Mahone

"The Effects of ADHD (Beyond Decoding Accuracy) on Reading Fluency and Comprehension"
Principal Investigator: E.M. Mahone

"Neurobiologic Basis of Response Inhibition in ADHD"
Principal Investigator: S. Mostofsky

"Anomalous Motor Physiology in ADHD"
Principal Investigator: S. Mostofsky

"Pathogenesis of Rett Syndrome"
Principal Investigator: S. Naidu

"Metabolic Effects of Brain Radiation in Children"
Principal InvestigatorI: A. Horska

"A Phase III Randomized Placebo Controlled Blinded Investigation of Six Weeks vs. Six Months of Oral Valganciclovir Therapy in Infants with Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection"
Principal Investigator: R. Boger, M.D. 

"A 20-week Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Rivastigmine in Children (ages 10-17) with Down Syndrome"
Principal Investigator: G. Capone, M.D. 

"Multidisciplinary Protocol to Address the Pathophysiology of Sturge-Weber Syndrome"
Principal Investigator: A. Comi, M.D. 

"Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Children with Cerebral Palsy"
Principal Investigator: A. Hoon, M.D. 

"ASD in Down Syndrome: A model of repetitive and stereotypic behavior for idiopathic ASD"
Principal Investigator: G. Capone, M.D 

"Gene Expression and Genetic Mental Retardation"
Principal Investigator: R. Vaurio, Ph.D. 

"GRAD Study (Genes, Reading and Dyslexia):Development of a Dyslexia Screening Test"
Principal Investigator: J. Gruen, Ph.D.; Subcontract Principal Investigator: E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D. 

"Napping and Neurocognition: A Randomized Trial of Altering Daytime and Nighttime Sleep Patterns in Preschoolers"
Principal Investigator: J. Lam, M.D. 

"Motor Skill Learning in Autism: Assessment & Treatment of Altered Patterns of Learning"
Principal Investigator: S. Mostofsky, M.D. 

"Tourette Syndrome: Functional Imaging of Motor Activation Pathways"
Principal Investigator: S. Mostofsky, M.D. 

"Therapeutic Trials of X-Linked ALD"
Principal Investigator: G. Raymond, M.D. 

"Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network(CHILDREN)Studies"
Principal Investigator: K. Schwarz, M.D. 

"Cholesterol in ASD: Characterization and Treatment"
Principal Investigator: E. Tierney, Ph.D. 

"Physiologic and cognitive outcomes of endoscopically-corrected hydrocephalus"
Principal Investigator: A. Zabel, Ph.D. 

"Children’s Oncology Group (COG): Neuropsychological, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes in Children with Cancer"
Principal Investigator: L. Segovia, Ph.D.; Site Principla Investigator: A. Zabel, Ph.D. 

"A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of STX209 (Arbaclofen) Administered for the Treatment of Social Withdrawal in Subjects with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Principal Investigator: M. Johnston, M.D. 

"A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of STX209 (Arbaclofen) Administered for the Treatment of Social Withdrawal in Adolescents and Adults with Fragile X Syndrome"
Principal Investigator: M. Johnston, M.D. 

"A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of STX209 (Arbaclofen) Administered for the Treatment of Social Withdrawal in Children with Fragile X Syndrome"
Principal Investigator: M. Johnston, M.D. 

"Prospective Trial of Neural Progenitor Cell Sparing Radiation Therapy Plus Temozolomide for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme"
Principal Investigator: K. Redmond, M.D. 

"Genetic Investigation of Complex Motor Stereotypies"
Principal Investigator: H. Singer, M.D 

"Incremental Validity of Neuropsychological Assessment in Identification and Treatment of ADHD"
Principal Investigator: E.M. Mahone, Ph.D. 

"Genetic Influences on Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Reading (SPIRIT)"
Principal Investigator: E.M. Mahone, Ph.D. 

Neuropsychology Research Lab | Policies and Procedures | Current Lab Investigations | Publications Supported by the Neuropsychology Research Lab