03 Jul Infant Brain Imaging Study – Brain Development in Down Syndrome (IBIS)
The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington, that work together to discover early changes in brain development of young children with down syndrome. The goal of our study is to increase our understanding of how the brain is affected in children with Down syndrome, to eventually help identify therapeutic targets for interventions for individuals with Down syndrome.
Infants complete study visits at 6, 12, and 24 months at our center in Seattle. During visits, researchers will assess your child’s development through interactive, play-based activities. They will also measure eye movement while showing your baby short videos. Your child’s brain development will be studied with an MRI scan, done during natural sleep.
Infants between the ages of Birth – 6 months who have Down Syndrome.
Infants between the ages of Birth – 6 months who are typically developing and who have an older sibling who is typically developing.
IBIS Study Team
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
A Longitudinal MRI Study Characterizing Very Early Brain Development in Infants with Down Syndrome
Stephen Dager, MD (Principal Investigator)
Annette Estes, PhD (Co-Investigator)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
University of Washington Autism Center
1701 NE Columbia Rd
Seattle, Washington 98195