Current University: University of British Columbia
Location: British Columbia
Research Supervisor: Ruth E. Grunau
PICH Mentor: Ruth E. Grunau
Member since: September 2005
My current post-doctoral research focuses on examining long-term effects of neonatal procedural pain and additional neonatal factors (e.g. morphine exposure) on neurodevelopment of very preterm children at school age. During my fellowship I plan to acquire depth of knowledge in the complexity of pain in very preterm infants, and neonatal and pediatric neuroanatomy and brain function using neuroimaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging.
Representative Publications: Ranger M, Chau CMY, Garg A, Woodward TS, Beg MF, Bjornson B, Poskitt K, Fitzpatrick K, Synnes AR, Miller SP, & Grunau RE. (2013). Neonatal pain-related stress predicts cortical thickness at age 7 years in children born very preterm. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76702. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076702
Ranger M, Johnston CC, Rennick JE, Limperopoulos C, Heldt T, & du Plessis AJ (2013). A multidimensional approach to pain assessment in critically ill infants during a painful procedure. Clinical Journal of Pain; .29(7): 613-620
Ranger M, Johnston CC, Limperopoulos C, Rennick JE, & du Plessis AJ. (2011). Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy as a measure of nociceptive evoked activity in critically ill infants. Pain Research & Management; 16(5), 331-336.
Ranger M, Johnston CC, & Anand KJS. (2007). Current controversies regarding pain assessment in neonates. Seminars in Perinatology; 31(5), 283-288.