Miriam Beauchamp, Ph.D., researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Université de Montréal, was awarded the 2015 Early Career Research Award from the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), whose mission is to promote the international and interdisciplinary study of brain-behavior relationships throughout the lifespan. This award recognizes her research work and her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of neuropsychology, more specifically in the area of pediatric concussions, brain injury and social cognition.
Miriam Beauchamp was presented with her award and gave a keynote address entitled “Brain, Behavior and Beyond: Tracing the Social Landscape of Pediatric TBI”. Brain disruptions occurring at any stage from birth through to the end of adolescence can indeed disturb the delicate balance of environmental, cerebral, and cognitive processes underlying social competence, leading to inappropriate social behaviors.
Within the scope of her scientific work, Dr. Beauchamp brings together sensitive neuroimaging tools and a variety of ecological social assessment approaches that she has developed. When combined, these tools and approaches have the potential to improve prognosis and the early identification of youth at-risk for engaging in socially maladaptive behaviors after pediatric TBI. Ultimately, Dr. Beauchamp hopes to help improve intervention and patient management.
About CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with the Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 180 research investigators, including over 90 clinicians, as well as 350 graduate and post-graduate students focused on finding innovative prevention means, faster and less invasive treatments, as well as personalized approaches to medicine. The Center is part of CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child center in Canada and second most important pediatric center in North America. More on research.chusj.org
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