The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of all infants, children, and adolescents.
The Center for Clinical Neurosciences provides clinical services and research in pediatric neuropsychology. Diagnostic uses of functional brain imaging through Magnetic Source Imagine (MRI) and Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI) are used in conjunction with epilepsy as well as presurgical sensory and language mapping. Research includes imaging brain mechanisms of higher functioning (e.g. memory, visual recognition, reading and speech perception) and their normal development over the life span.
- Exploring the conditions and the extent of functional organization of brain mechanisms of sensory and higher functions.
- Identifying brain activity correlates of developmental disorders, particularly dyslexia and dyscalculia.
- Substituting non-invasive brain mapping for invasive procedures (e.g. WADA) in determining hemispheric dominance for language and memory.
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The goal of the Center is to increase the public's healthy years of life by promoting clinical research of the highest quality and by advancing the application of this research in preventing acute and chronic illness, disability, and premature death. The Center was established in July 1998 and has been expanded to include 16 Faculty members with appointments in the Center.
The University of Texas Health Science Center's Children's Learning Institute, under the direction of Developmental Psychologist and Michael Matthew Knight Professor Dr. Susan H. Landry, combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neuro-development, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research.
The purpose of the program for Women, Infants and Children
(WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.
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Location & Contact
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030