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Telebriefing: National Children's Study Recruitment Begins
Date:1/6/2009

Embargoed for Release

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Duplin County, NC; Queens, NY, Locations of Initial Recruitment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by the National Institutes of Health:

What: A media telephone briefing and webcast to announce the beginning of enrollment in the National Children's Study.

The largest child health study in the United States, the National Children's study will follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 to identify genetic and environmental factors that contribute to health disorders and conditions of childhood and adulthood.

The study is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences -- both of the National Institutes of Health -- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Who:

Speakers are:

Dr. Duane Alexander, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dr. Peter Scheidt, Director, National Children's Study

Dr. Barbara Entwisle, Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Philip Landrigan, Principal Investigator, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York

Why: The speakers will describe initiation of efforts to enroll participants in Duplin County, North Carolina, and Queens, New York, for the initial phase of the National Children's Study.

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Members of the media only may dial into the telebriefing at 1-888-
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