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UNC, Duke lead first statewide shaken baby prevention research project in US
Date:1/16/2008

ld and Family Health a collaborative effort involving Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina Central University and the UNC School of Medicine focused on improving the standards of care for abused and traumatized children will lead the implementation of the project. Dr. Robert Murphy, the centers executive director and an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke and Margaret Samuels, center deputy director and Period of Purple Crying program manager, lead a statewide leadership team with Runyan that will foster the effort in more than 90 hospitals where children are born, as well as in community settings across the state.

Our goal with this program is to protect those most vulnerable in our community by increasing awareness, especially among new parents, about proper childcare and the dangers of shaking, Murphy said. We hope these efforts will protect the long-term health and well-being of our newest generation.


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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