Michele Bedard-Gilligan, assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead investigator of Project BRITE ( A Brief Restructuring Intervention following Trauma Exposure).
"In 1990, as a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, I and a colleague studied 68 infants whose moms smoked pot while nursing. Those infants, we found, had significant delays in motor development."
She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient. Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.