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COVID-19 UPDATES

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We are running participants in person! We follow all guidelines recommended by the CDC, Virginia government, and UVA. Please see below for all protocols in place:

  • All lab members are fully vaccinated.

  • All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the lab space.

  • Lab members will wear a face covering when with families, upon request.

  • Face covering is optional for visitors. 

  • Lab members and visitors are encouraged to wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.

  • All surfaces, toys, and other study materials are disinfected between participants.

  • Each room is equipped with a HEPA air purifier capable of completely filtering the air approximately every 12 minutes.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at puglialab@uvahealth.org or 434-297-8985.

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INFANT STUDIES

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SOCIAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Recruiting infants between 0-4 months

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CHILD FOLLOW-UP ON SOCIAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Recruiting 3-5 year olds who participated in our Social Brain Development research study.

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TODDLER FOLLOW-UP ON SOCIAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Recruiting 24-month olds who participated in our Social Brain Development research study.

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BRAIN DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWING PRETERM BIRTH

Recruiting premature infants and infants who have spent time in the NICU aged 0-4 months

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF INFANT SOCIAL PROCESSING

Recruiting infants between 0-4 months

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ADULT STUDIES

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IMPACT OF BIRTH TERM ON
NEURAL FUNCTION

Recruiting ages 18-25 years

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DIRECTIONS TO THE LAB

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We are located at UVA's Fontaine Research Park.

Click here to see directions on Google Maps.


Our address is:

560 Ray C Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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From Main Street (The Corner):

  1. Drive towards Emmet St. South, passing by the Bodo’s Bagels and Bank of America on your right.

  2. Turn Left onto Emmet St. S/ US-29.

  3. Turn right onto Jefferson Park Avenue (turns into US-29 BUS S).

  4. Turn left onto Ray C. Hunt Drive.

  5. After entering Fontaine Research Park, take a left turn.

  6. Go straight through the first stop sign. 

  7. Building 560 and the parking lot is directly to your left. 

  8. Parking: Please park in the Visitor Parking directly outside 560 Ray C Hunt Dr. A research assistant will meet you directly outside.

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From Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport/Forest Lakes (29S/250W):

  1. Take 29 South

  2. Pass by Raising Cane’s Chicken on the right and use the right 2 lanes to merge onto US-250W/US-29S

  3. Take the exit toward US-29 BUS N/Fontaine Ave.

  4. Turn left onto US-29 BUS N/Fontaine Ave.

  5. Use the right turn lane to turn right onto Ray C. Hunt Drive

  6. After entering Fontaine Research Park, take a left turn.

  7. Go straight through the first stop sign. 

  8. Building 560 and the parking lot is directly to your left. 

  9. Parking: Please park in the Visitor Parking directly outside 560 Ray C Hunt Dr. A research assistant will meet you directly outside.

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From Pantops (250E/64W):

  1. Take 250E to I-64W

  2. Merge onto I-64W

  3. Take exit 118B for US-29 N

  4. Take the first exit for US-29 BUS N/Fontaine Ave.

  5. Use the right turn lane to turn right onto Ray C. Hunt Drive

  6. After entering Fontaine Research Park, take a left turn.

  7. Go straight through the first stop sign. 

  8. Building 560 and the parking lot is directly to your left. 

  9. Parking: Please park in the Visitor Parking directly outside 560 Ray C Hunt Dr. A research assistant will meet you directly outside.

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Family Testimonials

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The whole experience was wonderful! The researchers were friendly and ensured my baby and I were comfortable and cared for while we participated in the study. - Kali Cavanaugh-Smith

REGISTER FOR FUTURE STUDIES

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If you are interested in joining our participant registry, please fill out the form below!


Registering does not automatically sign you up for a specific study. When we have a study that your child is the right age for, we will contact you with details about the study and how to sign up if you are interested in participating.


Your information is recorded in our confidential database, and is only used by researchers in the Developmental Neuroanalytics Lab. 


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