Petra Susan Hüppi#

Petra Susan Hüppi
Email:Petra.Huppi 'at'
Membership Number:3932
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2005 Head, Division of Child Development and Growth, University Children’s Hospital, Geneva
  • 2003 Professor of Pediatrics, University of Geneva School of Medicine
  • 1998 - 2003 Privat-docent, Child Development Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, University of Geneva
  • 1997 Visiting Scientist, Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston
  • 1994 - 1997 Clinical Fellow in Neonatology and Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 1987 - 1994 Resident in Departments of Anesthesiology and Neonatology, Children's Hospital, Berne
  • 1986 4-month at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • 1983 - 1986 Clinical training in Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neonatal neurology
  • Brain development and developmental plasticity in the brain
  • Application of magnetic resonance imaging techniques to the study of the newborn brain
  • Understanding of functional deficits in children with perinatal brain injury

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 “Max Cloetta” Prize for advancement in medicine
  • 2007 Leenaards Prize, research award made by the Leenaards Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland, for study on “Development of executive functions in children born prematurely in relation to neurostructural brain development”
  • 2005 Honorary Election to Full Membership of Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 1997 Hans-Sigrist Grant, University of Berne, awarded by Hans Sigrist Stiftung (Hans Sigrist Foundation)
  • 1996 - 1997 Charles A. Janeway Scholar of the Child Health Research Center, Joint Program in Neonatology/Dept. of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Boston
  • 1994 - 1996 Reynolds-Rich Smith Fellowship, Joint Program in Neonatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

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