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The Human Development Initiative, begun in 2009, is a community of scholars throughout the university interested in development across the lifespan. The initiative creates venues where scholars involved in cutting-edge research in the social and health sciences (including genetics, neuroscience, and psychosocial development) can focus on the intersections between their own work and that of other researchers. We invite faculty and graduate students to join us at our bi-weekly brown bag speaker series and our fall and spring colloquia.

Paneth Nigel Paneth
Ph.D. Harvard Medical School
Masters Columbia University School of Public Health

Research Statement
Dr. Paneth studies the molecular antecedents of brain damage in infants born prior to 28 weeks gestation, and has just completed an international Phase 1-2 study of thyroid hormone supplementation in such infants. Since 2005, he directs the nation’s only NIH-funded T-32 research training program devoted to providing both pre and post-doctoral training in perinatal epidemiology. He is currently a leader of the Michigan Alliance of the National Children’s Study.

Research Publications    
2009Kuban K, Allred EN, O’Shea TM, Paneth N, Pagano M et al: Cranial ultrasound lesions in the NICU predict cerebral palsy at age 2 years in children who were born at extremely low gestational age. J Child Neurol 2009; 24(1):63-72.
2008Hong T, Paneth N: Maternal and infant thyroid disorders and cerebal palsy. Seminars in Perinatology 2008; 32:438-445.
2008Paneth N: Establishing the Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008 ;51:742-8.
2008Haak PT, Busik JV, Kort AJ, Tikhonenko M, Paneth N, Resau JH: Archived unfrozen neonatal blood spots are amenable to microarray gene expression analysis. Neonatology 2008;95:210-216.
2008Mudd LM. Pham BS, Nechuta S, Elliott MR, Lepkowski JM, Paneth N and the Michigan Alliance for the National Children’s Study: Prenatal care and delivery room staff attitudes towards research and the National Children’s Study Mat Child Health J 2008 Nov;12(6):684-91.
2008Wirth JJ, Rossano M, Potter R, Puscheck E, Daly DC, Paneth N, Krawetz SA, Protas BM, Diamond MP: A pilot study associating urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and semen quality. Systems Biology and Reproductive Medicine 2008 54:143-54.
2008Kuban K, Allred EN, O'Shea MP, Paneth N, Pagano M et al: An algorithm for diagnosing and classifying cerebral palsy in young children. J Pediatrics. Pediatr 2008;153:466-72.
2008Blond A, Whitaker AH, Lorenz JM, Feldman JF, Nieto M, Pinto-Martin JA, Paneth N. Weight concerns in male low birthweight adolescents: relation to body mass index, self-esteem, and depression. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Mar 15; 29:166-72.
2008Paneth N: The hidden population in perinatal epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol 2008; 167:793-6.
2008Ramamoorthi RV, Rossano MG, Paneth N, Gardiner JC, Diamond MP, Puscheck E, Daly DC, Potter RC, Wirth JJ: An application of multivariate ranks to assess effects from combining factors: metal exposures and semen analysis outcomes. Statistics in Medicine 2008; 27:3503-14.