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Update: GW Researchers “Reuniting Babies and their Bottles”

In March 2015, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Children’s National Healthbaby girl drinking water System were awarded a program project grant for $6.2 million from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to solve pediatric dysphagia — a symptom found in 35-80% of newborns with neurodevelopmental disorders.

For infants experiencing disorders that cause challenges eating and swallowing, doctors often look to feeding tubes and surgeries as “quick fix” options, interventions that do not directly address the underlying problem(s). A team of multidisciplinary researchers at George Washington University continue to search for a solution to address the underlying neurological impairments.  Click here for the latest information on this research, published in the George Washington University Research Magazine on May 28, 2015: Reuniting Babies with their Bottles