Clancy receives grant to continue study of preterm infants

Dr. Barbara Clancy, Department of Biology, received a grant of $8,334 to continue a study of the effects of adverse perinatal experiences on cortical organization.

The grant is being funded through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences by the National Institutes of Health.

As medical advances enable the survival of more preterm human infants, concern is rising over the adverse effects of early repetitive pain. Data generated by this research will serve to strengthen contemporary opinions that a paradigm shift in clinical approaches to pain and anesthesia in human infants is essential.

In addition, Clancy expects that these studies will lead to proposals for internal and extramural funding in order to continue to encourage UCA students to participate in research experiences.