During the last year, CRECE’s own Project 1 Co-Investigator and Early Career Investigator Dr. Emily Zimmerman has been awarded funding and recognized for her many contributions to research and the neurodevelopment field, which has made us very proud to have her on the CRECE Team.

Last March, Dr. Zimmerman received the OIF Award under ECHO to integrate Non-Nutritive Suck & Eye Tracking as markers of neurodevelopment. This project allows Zimmerman to expand her work with ECHO across five of their cohorts, and will be supported by the ECHO Coordinating Center at Duke University.

In addition to this, last fall Dr. Zimmerman also received an R21 under the Zika in Infants in Pregnancy (ZIP) study. Her study is titled “Examining Feeding and Cardio-respiratory Patterning in Zika-Exposed Infants in Puerto Rico,” and her R21 funding will continue to support her research under ZIP.

This winter, Dr. Zimmerman was awarded the 2019 Bouvé Kenerson Faculty Award for her contributions to the health sciences field at Northeastern University. This award is given to a faculty member who has shown a commitment to improving the health of people in the urban community through interdisciplinary research and teaching activities. Specifically, Dr. Zimmerman was awarded based on her work with the CRECE and ECHO Research Centers as well as premature infants at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. This award will help extend funding for Dr. Zimmerman’s ongoing research at Tufts Medical Center.

Congratulations, Emily! The CRECE team is proud of these major achievements.

Emily Zimmerman