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Friday, December 12, 2003


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Media Availability for the National Children’s Study Assembly Meeting

What:Media availability with leading health and environment officials to provide the latest information on the development of the National Children’s Study, a groundbreaking, long-term research project to examine the environmental influences on children’s health and development.

The National Children’s Study Assembly Meeting is being held in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, December 17, as part of the continuing development of what will be the largest long-term study on children’s health ever conducted in the United States, projected to involve about 100,000 children from before birth to age 21.
Who:Peter Scheidt, M.D., M.P.H., Program Office Director, National Children’s Study, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Philip Landrigan, M.D., Professor and Chair, Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and member of The National Children’s Study Advisory Committee
Diane Dennis-Flagler, M.P.H., Evaluation Specialist, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sheila Newton, Ph.D. Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Carole Kimmel, Ph.D., Teratologist/Developmental Toxicologist, National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
When:Tuesday, December 16, 2003
2:00 PM EST
Where:Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Room Georgia #6
165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA

Media must present valid press credentials for access.

Media who cannot attend in person may participate via a toll-free conference line.

US News Media dial: 888-273-9889
Teleconference name: National Children’s Study

For more on the National Children’s Study Assembly Meeting, visit www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov.

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the federal government. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. NICHD publications, as well as information about the Institute, are available from the NICHD Web site, http://www.nichd.nih.gov, or from the NICHD Information Resource Center, 1-800-370-2943; e-mail NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov.


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