Dr. Rene Pierpont

About Dr. Pierpont:

Dr. Rene Pierpont is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She completed doctoral (Ph.D.) and postdoctoral training in experimental and clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Pierpont participated in a pediatric clinical psychology internship and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology through the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In her current clinical work, Dr. Pierpont conducts neuropsychological evaluations and consultations for children with complex medical conditions (e.g., congenital heart disease, seizures, brain tumors), inherited metabolic disorders, brain injury, and a variety of other neurodevelopmental or social-emotional challenges. Dr. Pierpont has specialized expertise in assessment of children with genetic syndromes such as: neurofibromatosis type 1; Noonan syndrome; fragile X syndrome; Down syndrome; Williams syndrome; 22q deletion syndrome; and rare chromosomal anomalies. Dr. Pierpont is licensed as a psychologist through the Minnesota Board of Psychology. She works with individuals during infancy through young adulthood.


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Pierpont, E.I., McCoy, E., King, K.E., Ziegler, R.S., Shanley, R., Nascene, D., Raymond, G., Phelan, R., Lund, T.C., Orchard, P.J., & Miller, W.P. (2018). Post-transplant adaptive function in childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 5 (3): 252-261. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Westenfield, K., Sarafoglou, K. Speltz, L.C., Pierpont, E.I., Steyermark, J., Nascene, D., Bower, M., & Pierpont M.E. (2018). Mosaicism of the UDP-galactose transporter SLC35A2 in a female causing a congenital disorder of glycosylation: a case report. BMC Medical Genetics. 19 (1). [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Hudock, R.L., Foy, A.M., Semrud-Clikeman, M., Pierpont, M.E., Berry, S.A., Shanley, R., Rubin, N., Sommer, K., & Moertel, C.L. (2018). Social skills in children with RASopathies: A comparison of Noonan syndrome and neurofibromatosis type 1. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.10. 21. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Eisengart, J.B., Shanley, R., Nascene, D., Raymond, G.V., Shapiro, E.G., Ziegler, R.S., Orchard, P.J., & Miller, W.P. (2017). Neurocognitive trajectory of boys transplanted at an early stage of childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy. JAMA Neurology. 74 (6) 710-717. [Abstract] [Full Article]. [Editorial Comment].

Edgin, J.O., Anand, P., Rosser, T., Pierpont, E.I., Figueroa, C., Hamilton, D., Huddleston, L., Mason, G., Spanò, G., Toole, L., Nguyen-Driver, M., Capone, G., Abbeduto, L., Maslen, C., Reeves, R.H., & Sherman, S. (2017). The Arizona Cognitive Test Battery for Down syndrome: Test-retest reliability and practice effects. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 122 (3): 215-234. [Abstract] [Full Article].

Pierpont, E.I., Semrud-Clikeman, M., & Pierpont, M.E. (2017). Variability in clinical and neuropsychological features of individuals with MAP2K1 mutations. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 173 (2): 452-459. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I. (2016). Neuropsychological functioning in individuals with Noonan syndrome: A systematic literature review with educational and treatment recommendations. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. 2 (1), 14-16. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I. & Wolford, M. (2016). Behavioral functioning in cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome: Risk factors and impact on parenting experience. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.170 (8), 1974-1988. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Tworog-Dube, E. & Roberts, A.E. (2015). Attention skills and executive functioning in children with Noonan syndrome and their unaffected siblings. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 57 (4), 385-392. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont. M.E., Magoulas, P.L., Adi, S., Kavamura, M.I., Neri, G., Noonan, J., Pierpont, E.I., Reinker, K., Roberts, A.E., Shankar, S., Sullivan, J., Wolford, M., Conger, B., Santa Cruz, M., and Rauen, K.A. (2014). Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome: Clinical features, diagnosis, and management guidelines. Pediatrics. 134 (4), e1149-e1162. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Tworog-Dube, E. & Roberts, A.E. (2013). Learning and memory in children with Noonan syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 161 (9), 2250-2257. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Kover, S.T., Pierpont, E.I., Kim, J., Brown, W.T., & Abbeduto, L. (2013). A neurodevelopmental perspective on the acquisition of nonverbal cognitive skills in adolescents with fragile X syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology. 38 (7), 445-460. [Abstract][Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Richmond, E.K., Abbeduto, L., Kover, S.T., & Brown, W.T. (2011). Contributions of phonological and working memory to language development in adolescents with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 3 (4), 275-282. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Pierpont, M.E., Mendelsohn, N. J., Roberts, A. E., Tworog-Dube, E., Rauen, K. & Seidenberg, M. S. (2010). Effects of germline mutations in the Ras/MAPK signaling pathway on adaptive behavior: Noonan syndrome and cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 152 (3), 591-600. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E.I., Ellis Weismer, S., Roberts, A. E., Tworog-Dube, E., Pierpont, M.E., Mendelsohn, N. J., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2010). The language phenotype of children and adolescents with Noonan syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. 53, 917-932. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Pierpont, E. I., Pierpont, M. E., Mendelsohn, N. J., Roberts, A. E., Tworog-Dube, E., & Seidenberg, M. S., (2009). Genotype differences in cognitive functioning in Noonan syndrome. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 8 (3), 275-282. [Abstract] [Full Article]

Ullman, M. T. and Pierpont, E. I. (2005). Specific Language Impairment is not specific to language: The Procedural Deficit Hypothesis. Cortex. 41 (3), 399-433. [Abstract] [Full Article]