From the Bedside to the Bench and Back: Effects of Early-life Stress on the Developing Brain

BCCHR Healthy Starts

Date: 09 Jan 2019

Presented by: Dr. Manon Ranger, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Nursing

Room: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Room 2108 @ 950 West 28th Ave., Vancouver

Time: 12-1pm

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Babies born prematurely (born <37 weeks gestation) spend several weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where they are exposed to multiple stressors including pain, various treatments and prolonged separation from their mothers during a period of very rapid brain development. This talk will present recent evidence of the impact these early-life stressors have on the developing brain and behavioural outcomes in both premature infants and rodent pups.