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Developmental outcomes research

Members of the Division of Neonatology, in partnership with Dr. Sandra Fucile from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, are involved as principal or co-investigators in several interdisciplinary research studies aimed at improving the developmental outcomes of premature infants. Some of our current projects include the following:

  • A randomized controlled trial assessing the developmental outcomes of a parent-administered sensorimotor program (led by Dr. Fucile and funded by an Early Career Investigator Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR])

  • Development of a nipple monitoring device to assess breast/bottle feeding skills in high-risk infants (led by Dr. Dow and funded by the inaugural University Hospitals Kingston Foundation Health Care Innovation Fund)

  • Oral feeding outcomes of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome