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Researchers awarded $3.5 million to study brain and cranium development in children

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | October 01, 2021 CT Pediatrics X-Ray

Collaborations like this allow expertise to be shared across specialties, ultimately benefiting children in need. Exceptional pediatric care is a result of teamwork; not only doctors, nurses and clinical staff, but also biomedical research, which arms clinicians with the information they depend on.

“We need to have a clear idea of what is expected in normal development,” says Dr. Leporé. “This allows doctors to detect and better understand differences in development.”

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Other members of the research team include: Vidya Rajagopalan, PhD; Marvin Nelson, MD; Alexis Johns, PhD; Niharika Gajawelli, PhD (from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California); Robert Keating, MD (Children’s National Hospital); Yalin Wang, PhD (Arizona State University); Antonio Porras, PhD (University of Colorado); Sean Deoni, PhD (Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University).


About Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the highest-ranked children’s hospital in California and fifth in the nation on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. U.S. News ranks Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in all 10 specialty categories. Clinical care at the hospital is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC through an affiliation dating from 1932. The hospital also operates the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital in the Western United States. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is home to all basic, translational, clinical and community research conducted at the hospital, allowing proven discoveries to quickly reach patients. Our mission: to create hope and build healthier futures.

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