Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wilson Awarded NIH Grant

Headshot of Dr. Sylia Wilson
Congratulations to Sylia Wilson, PhD, assistant professor, and McKnight Land-Grant Professor in the Institute of Child Development, for receiving a grant of $6 million for the first five years of her and her team’s study, HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD). The study establishes UMN as one of 25 data collection sites and will focus on substance use and other risk and protective factors during and after pregnancy. Wilson shares that this is a “landmark study” that will yield insights into brain development and factors promoting adaptive development in the first years of life.

Composed by Flora Pollack, communications assistant.