Neonatal Development Collaborative

The Neonatal Development Collaborative is a cross-campus multidisciplinary collaborative aimed at maximizing the neurodevelopmental, physical, and psychological outcomes of newborns.

This collaborative brings together researchers and clinicians  from Penn State campuses. Working as a team the collaborative provide a unique  set of research skills  focused on the genetic, clinical, psychological, neurological, developmental, and immunological perspectives on newborn care. These areas were selected as mechanistically they are linked and research focused in any one area impacts the other.

The purpose of the collaborative is to investigate ways to improve the health of our infants including improving interactions with parents and reducing adverse stress in the NICU. Novel interventions that achieve these aims will be evaluated by the team of investigators who each have their unique perspective and expertise.