Recent Studies Funded

Recent Studies funded by American SIDS Institute

  1. William A. Coetzee, DSc, Dept. Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine, New York. Genetic variation in the TRPM4 ion channel gene as a cause of SIDS
  2. Csaba Galambos, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, University School of Medicine of Colorado & Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO. Recruitment of intrapulmonary bronchopulmonary anastomoses as a novel mechanism for sudden unexpected infant death
  3. Trina C. Salm Ward, PhD, MSW, Dept. of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ecologically Tailored Safe Sleep Coaching Intervention for African American Caregivers
  4. Robin Haynes, PhD, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA. Newborn Blood Serotonin as a Biomarker for SIDS Risk: A Pilot Study
  5. Jeffery Erickson, PhD, Biology Department, The College of New Jersey. Effects of developmental nicotine exposure on cardiorespiratory control in serotonin-deficient neonatal mice
  6. Rebecca Carlin, MD, Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine. Title: Social Media Groups and Infant Care Practices: Can Facebook make Infants Safer?
  7. Margaret Parker, MD, MPH, Boston Univ School of Medicine. SUID-Reducing Infant Care Practices Among Opioid-Exposed Newborns
  8. Andrew Landstrom, Duke Univ School of Medicine. Cord Blood-Based Biomarker Discovery for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk
  9. Robin Haynes, PhD, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA. MicroRNA analysis in SIDS
  10. Susan Dymecki, MD, PhD, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School. Investigating the function and cellular properties of newly discovered brainstem neurons, r4-Pet1 para-serotonergic neurons, on cardiorespiratory control related to SIDS
  11. Lilla Zöllei, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Mass General Hospital, Department of Radiology. Brainstem Connectivity in Human Consciousness: Healthy development vs SIDS
  12. Catherine Brownstein, MPH, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Bionano Optical Genome Mapping for Discovery in SUID.
  13. Sunah S. Hwang, MD MPH, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO. Population-based Study of Prevalence and Predictors of SUID among Preterm Infants.
  14. Panagiotis Kratimenos, MD, PhD, Children’s National Research Institute , Washington, DC. Alterations in Cerebellar Circuitry in Premature Infants with SUID.
  15. Lara McKenzie, PhD, MA, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH. Adhering to Safe Sleep Guidelines and Optimizing Infant Sleep: Toward the Development of a Sound Sleep, Safe Sleep Intervention.
  16. Mary Beth Howard, MD, MSc, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD. Developing an m-Health Tool for Safe Sleep Education.
  17. Jeffrey Colvin, MD, JD, Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City, MO. Using Machine Learning to Differentiate Mechanisms of SUPC from Other SUID Deaths.