Brain Development Cooperative Group

The MRI Study of Normal Brain Development is a cooperative study performed by six pediatric study centers in collaboration with a data coordinating center, a clinical coordinating center, two specialized processing centers and staff of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute for Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (NINDS), Rockville, Maryland. The NIH Principal Collaborators are Lisa Freund, Ph.D., Laurence Stanford, Ph. D., Judith Rumsey, Ph. D., and Katrina Gwinn-Hardy, M.D. Principal Investigators from the six sites are as follows: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, D.J. Wang, Ph. D.; Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University, Michael Rivkin, M. D.; University of Cincinnati, William Ball, Ph. D.; UCLA, James T. McCracken, M. D.; University of Texas at Houston, Michael Brandt, Ph. D.; Washington University, Robert C. McKinstry, M. D., Ph. D. The Principal Investigator of the data coordinating center at McGill University is Alan Evans, Ph. D. The Principal Investigator of the clinical coordinating center at Washington University is Kelly Botteron, M.D. The Principal Investigator of the Diffusion Tensor Processing Center (DPC)at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH is Carlo Pierpaoli, MD, Ph.D. Associate Investigators: Peter Basser Ph.D., Lin-Ching Chang, Ph.D., Guan Koay, Ph.D., Linsday Walker, MSc. The Principal Investigator at the Spectroscopy Processing Center (SPC) University of California, Los Angeles is James T. McCracken, M.D. Associate Investigators: Jeffry R. Alger, Ph.D., Jennifer Levitt, M.D., Joseph O'Neill, Ph.D. Nicholas Lange, Ph. D., Harvard University is the statistical and design consultant.