Clinical and Basic Investigations of Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
McGill University
Division of Newborn Medicine/Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Pia Wintermark, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pia Wintermark, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in term newborns is a serious brain injury resulting from birth asphyxia that causes significant mortality and long-term morbidity, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning difficulties, visual impairments and, in the most severe cases, blindness. The NeoBrainLab is devoted to the understanding of the causes and consequences of brain and eye injuries in sick babies.
What is the aim of the project?
The main goals of the lab are to develop innovative strategies to prevent or repair these brain and eye injuries, and thus to improve the future of these babies.
What techniques and methods are used?
Will depend on the project assigned to the student
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will depend on the project assigned to the student
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare an abstract
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
- The student will have the opportunity to present the results together with the supervisor at a conference
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Previous research experience in a clinical or basic lab would be welcome.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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