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research overview Dr. Le Pichon's research interests are broad but currently focus in two general areas of child neurology. The first area is concerned with bilirubin metabolism and toxicity in the infant. This work has resulted from a close collaboration with Dr. Steven Shapiro. Acute bilirubin encephalopathy offers an ideal disease model to study a unique form of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy in that the initial insult and its subsequent consequences are fairly well understood and affect relatively few and constant brain regions. Furthermore, while the disease is relatively well controlled in developed countries (with an incidence comparable to many rare genetic disorders), it remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries. Dr. Le Pichon also has a strong interest in developing fair and equitable modes of delivering medical care. This has been the force behind a major effort at improving the care of children and youth with epilepsy in underserved and rural areas.

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