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High-impact science advancing children’s health

Research

By generating novel, high-impact science that optimizes children’s health, learning, well-being, and productive engagement with the world, the Institute’s mission is to set the stage for improved outcomes across the lifecourse; beginning before birth and reducing the population-attributable risk for common diseases of aging which have their roots in early life vulnerability.
Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives

To advance our mission DevSci stimulates and encourages innovative team science and training initiatives across the developmental translational spectrum: from studies of normative infant and child development to studies of congenital pediatric diseases, from research on diverse cultural contexts to adverse prenatal contexts, and from school-based enrichment at different developmental stages to adult disease prevention.

FACULTY RESEARCH

FACULTY RESEARCH

As a transdisciplinary research institute, DevSci aims to bring faculty and researchers together to promote health and wellbeing from birth onward. Under DevSci, psychologists, pediatricians, obstetricians, bio-engineers, neuroscientists, data scientists, linguists, and population health experts are among many researchers contributing their unique skills to novel, high-impact collaborative science.

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STUDENT RESEARCH

STUDENT RESEARCH

Students who are members of the DevSci Cluster are the next generation of developmental scientists. In order to advance their education, they have access to numerous resources to facilitate their research projects, including the opportunity to apply for seed funding. These students have a variety of interests related to developmental sciences spanning multiple disciplines. Students currently conducting innovated research are highlighted below.

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FUNDING

FUNDING

DevSci’s goal is to promote transdisciplinary innovations at the nexus of biomedical and social sciences in a pipeline for rapid translation from discovery to application. To achieve this, DevSci offers an array of cross-campus shared platforms and activities, one of which is funding for pilot research initiatives.

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