Emily ZimmermanProject 1 researcher Dr. Emily Zimmerman has been featured on the ADInstruments website as a Science Hero for her innovative work on preterm infant development. Zimmerman is developing a non-nutritive suck protocol that quantitatively tests suck patterns in infants. This information is a key indicator of infant neural development, and the ultimate goal is to use this data to develop intervention processes to improve outcomes for babies born prematurely.

The non-nutritive suck device will be used as part of CRECE’s Project 1 research, which investigates in utero air pollutant exposures alongside postnatal exposures and developmental delays in infants born in Puerto Rico. To learn more about Project 1 click here.

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