Dr. Sun is the Medical Director of SmartTots, a public-private partnership between the Food and Drug Administration and International Anesthesia Research Society to support research that will make anesthesia and sedation safer in infants and children.

Significant adverse physical and neurodevelopmental effects following perinatal exposure to “toxins” or drugs have almost always first manifested clinically. To elucidate biological mechanisms and test effective strategies for prevention and mitigation, research using animal models would then follow.

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