Miriam H. Beauchamp

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Recent Research Projects

Advancing Concussion Assessment and Treatment in Children and Youth

2015/16-2020/21 • $3,341,337 • PI,Other
Each year, millions of children sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), and 15-25% suffer persistent symptoms and declines in quality of life. Clinicians caring for these children face three critical, unanswered questions: how to diagnose concussion, how to predict which...

Bridging the Gap in Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Environmental, biological and clinical markers associated with preschool concussion and TBI

2016/17-2020/21 • $981,156 • PI,Other
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are a frequent cause of death and disability in youth, and children under the age of 6 are at particularly high risk. Older children with brain injuries often suffer serious mental, psychological, social, and behaviour problems. Even mild injuries...

Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

2018/19-2020/21 • $335,000 • PI
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The impact of the in utero environment on the developing human brain: Longitudinal investigations of epigenetic mechanisms in monozygotic twins from birth to adolescence

2019/20-2020/21 • $229,760 • PI,CO
Many studies have shown that what happens to a fetus in the womb (so-called in utero environment) influences the way the brain develops. Studies in animals have shown that undesirable factors during a mother's pregnancy (e.g. malnutrition, stress exposure) can influence the way her baby's genes...

Sommeil et fonctionnement exécutif post-TCCL chez les enfants d'âge préscolaire

2018/19-2020/21 • $105,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Le traumatisme cranio-cerebral (TCC) constitue une cause frequente de mortalite et de morbidite chez les enfants. Meme les blessures cerebrales dites « mineures » constituent un probleme d'une magnitude importante. A preuve, les TCC legers (TCCL) ont ete qualifies «d'epidemie silencieuse». Selon...

Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium (CTRC)

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,824,513 • PI,CO,Other
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of death in the first half of life and the most frequent cause of long term handicaps for Canadians of all ages. TBI can be quite variable. Individuals who experience the mild form, called concussion, can appear normal on the outside but be...

Social media use and social, emotional and socio-cognitive functioning during the transition from preadolescence to adolescence

2015/16-2018/19 • $167,134 • PI,CO
Background: Today's adolescents represent the first generation to 'grow-up' with social media technology. The number of social media sites (SMS) is growing exponentially, and SMS use has become deeply ingrained into many daily social interactions. SMS use is very high among youth, and access to...

Generating innovation through the use of common data: Improving the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adolescent mild traumatic brain injury in Canada.

2012/13-2017/18 • $766,895 • PI,CO,Other
The incidence of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) in North America is alarmingly high; studies suggest that mild TBI (mTBI) make up 70-80% of all cases reported. Of particular concern is that not only do many post-concussive symptoms, which manifest as cognitive, physical and behavioural...

Predicting Persistent Postconcussive Problems in Pediatrics (5P)

2012/13-2017/18 • $523,705 • PI,CO,Other
Concussion, a mild traumatic injury common in children and adolescents, is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The lay press is inundated with reports of tragic consequences of concussion, and children are not immune. Persistent postconcussive symptoms (PCS) is defined as...

Social, cognitive and biological regulatory systems: Prospective links to children's psychological symptomatology.

2011/12-2016/17 • $506,393 • PI,CO
Do parenting, child sleep and mental abilities interact to predict children's mental health status? Contrary to popular belief, psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, aggression and hyperactivity are common in children and often persist throughout childhood and into adolescence....

Manifestations cognitives et neuronales de dysfonctions sociales post-TCC chez les enfants d'âge préscolaire

2015/16-2016/17 • $105,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Les traumatismes cerebro-craniens (TCC) sont la cause de deces et d'invalidite la plus frequente chez les enfants a travers le monde (World Health Organisation, 2009). Chez les enfants plus ages et les adolescents, plusieurs fonctions cognitives contribuant au developpement des competences...

Early relational, cognitive, and neural manifestations of social dysfunction after preschool TBI

2010/11-2015/16 • $548,276 • PI,CO
Brain injuries are the most frequent cause of death and disability in children, and those under the age of five are at particularly high risk. Studies in older children have shown that brain injuries can cause serious mental, psychological, social, and behaviour problems. For example, teenagers...

Structural and functional neuroimaging, cognitive testing and postural stability assessment in children with mild traumatic brain injury

2010/11-2014/15 • $573,856 • PI,CO
Over the last decade, awareness of the problems associated with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in children has grown significantly. Although cognitive, behavioural and physical symptoms are reported by the families as well as by the children with mTBI, the results of conventional clinical...

Sociocognitive precursors of moral reasoning in early adolescence

2010/11-2012/13 • $70,848 • PI
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Neural substrates of socially maladaptive behaviours after childhood traumatic brain injury

2010/11 • $17,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is quite prevalent in North America. TBI has repercussions in many aspects of one's life such as the physical, affective, cognitive, and social realms of life. In addition, sustaining a TBI at a young age not only disrupts one's cerebral mechanisms but,...