At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, we are committed to improving child health and advancing treatment procedures and outcomes for children today and in the future. We appreciate your interest in partnering with us in this endeavor.

The Cincinnati MR Imaging of Neurodevelopment (C-MIND) study is a joint venture led by the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium at CCHMC in collaboration with the Laboratory of Neuroimaging (LONI) at UCLA and the University of Cincinnati. C-MIND is supported by a contract with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), charged with creating standardized methods for recruiting, scanning, and processing data using traditional functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) coupled with arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion. These methods will be transformed into manuals, image processing software, and data dictionaries, made available to interested researchers throughout the United States and the world.

In addition to developing these methods, the purpose of this neuroimaging research study is to investigate brain development in children and adolescents between the ages of infancy and 18-years-old. Specifically, C-MIND focuses on the study of language and attentional brain processes and the changes that occur during maturity. Our researchers seek to recruit and assess 150 typically developing children for a cross-sectional look at the differences in brain function throughout the age range. Additionally, we seek to longitudinally follow 40 infants and toddlers (ages 0-3 years) as well as 30 children between the ages of 7-9 years.