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Jeyhan Wood, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive, is the winner of the 2020 Junior Faculty Development Award.

She won for her project titled: “Long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes following surgery for craniosynostosis in a regional population.”

“This award truly means everything to everyone involved in this project,” says Dr. Wood. “It is allowing us to move forward with acquiring the resources needed to perform the specific neuropsychological testing and to begin recruiting our patients. I cannot thank the committee enough for this opportunity. This research project will hopefully help answer some of the important questions regarding the impact surgical interventions may have in the long-term neurodevelopment of patients with non-syndromic sagittal craniosynostosis. I would also like to thank Dr. Meredith Kugar for her role in obtaining IRB approval and for her efforts in patient recruitment, and also Dr. Peter Duquette for performing the neuropsychological testing.”