Iris Paltin Research Program

Led by Iris Paltin PhD, researchers in the Paltin Research Program are focused on the effects of radiation therapy on the neurocognitive abilities of children who receive radiation to the brain. Specifically, members of the Paltin Research Program are studying the effects of proton therapy on neurocognitive functions that include changes to attentiveness, working memory, processing speed, executive functioning, long-term memory, emotional regulation and social skills. Researchers are also involved in research comparing the long-term effects of cranial photon radiation versus cranial proton radiation. The long-term goals of this research are to better inform treatment protocols, and to develop interventional strategies to minimize delayed neuropsychological effects of cranial proton radiation therapy on children.

Ongoing Research

Selected Publications

Everyday executive function in standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors. Child Neuropsychol. 2015;21(1):78-89.
Walsh KS, Paltin I, Gioia GA, Isquith P, Kadan-Lottick NA, Neglia J P, Brouwers P.

Executive functions and social skills in survivors of pediatric brain tumor. Child Neuropsychol. 2013;19(4):370-84. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
Wolfe KR, Walsh KS, Reynolds NC, Mitchell F, Reddy AT, Paltin I, Madan-Swain A.