Welcome to the Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience

The mission of the Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience (IPN) is to conduct and promote interdisciplinary/translational research studies focused on understanding the causes and developmental pathways that lead to pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders; and to provide and promote translational research training at multiple stages of career development, from high-school internships through post-doctoral fellowships. The Institute is directed by F. Xavier Castellanos, M. D., Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Professor of Radiology.

Neuroimaging studies of children's brain activities help us set the stage for breakthroughs in the prevention, identification and treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. We examine brain differences in children with:

Visit our A-Z Disorder Guide more information on these and other disorders.

Funding Sources

The 2008 – 2009 investigative research that occurs at the Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience is made possible by the generous funding of:

The Alicia Koplowitz Foundation
The Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professorship Endowment
The Leon Levy Foundation
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Mental Health
The Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Endowment
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Tourette Syndrome Association

Research Collaborations

IPN works closely with scientists with national and international colleagues, professional schools, and scientists and physicians from other NYU Child Study Center institutes; and NYU School of Medicine and New York University departments, including:

NYU Child Study Center
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center
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New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 754-5195