The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter September 2019 - The Focus Foundation

The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter September 2019

The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter
September 2019

In This Issue:

Welcome Dr. Afrouz Anderson
New Publication
Spreading Awareness
Receiving Honors
DeXY’s Corner – Back to School
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Conference Announcements

Our Promise:

For all families, The Focus Foundation promises to develop the latest and most innovative care. The Focus Foundation believes in novel and “out of the box” thinking that produces scientific breakthroughs that enable children with neurogenetic disorders to lead better and more fruitful lives.

Science is Moving Fast and Furiously!

Welcome Dr. Afrouz Anderson

The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter September 2019 - The Focus FoundationWe’re excited to add Dr. Afrouz Anderson to our specialist team. Dr. Afrouz Anderson received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering focusing on biophotonic translational research from the University of California, Davis, and National Institutes of Health and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her doctorate research focused on the application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to quantify brain function in toddlers and children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders. During her postdoctoral research at NIH, she continued to investigate the brain function and development in patients with genetic disorders. Another main area of her research is based on the development of translational research to study and advance NIRS based methodology and device design for non-invasive monitoring of placental oxygenation during pregnancy that in future can be used as point-of-care. Dr. Anderson and The Focus Foundation will be working together to look at brain development and behavior in X & Y chromosomal kids.

She is running the functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). fNIRS is the brain imaging technique that uses light to measure oxygenation of the brain! Very similar to the pulse oximeter that uses light to measure oxygenation at your finger tip. Using the light, we measure the oxygenation of your brain in cortical region!

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