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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Lewis P. Lipsitt is a well-known scholar and developmental researcher with broad interests in infant learning and perception, perinatal risk, and the behavioral contributions to crib death. As a professor emeritus of psychology, medical science, and human development and a research professor at Brown University, he continues to direct a long-term longitudinal study of newborns begun in 1959. His awards and honors are numerous and include the Nicholas Hobbs Award for “science in the service of children,” the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Contribution Award of the New England Press Association (NEPA), and the 2003 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award from American Psychological Association's Division 7. In addition to publishing more than 200 journal articles and book chapters, Lipsitt founded and coedited Advances in Child Development and Behavior and Advances in Infancy Research , as well as the journal Infant Behavior and Development . ...