News & Observer: Researchers recruiting Durham families for landmark children's study

Sep 16, 2010

DURHAM -- Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are looking for expectant Durham County parents - and parents who expect to become expectant - to be subjects of a long-term, nationwide study of how children are affected by their environments.

Durham researchers want to enroll 250 children a year for the next four years for a total of 1,000. They announced Durham's part in the National Children's Study on Wednesday at the Museum of Life and Science.

"This is a landmark study of environment and children's health," said UNC-CH sociologist Barbara Entwisle, one of the study's principal investigators for North Carolina. The researchers want to enroll women during pregnancy and follow them and their families until the children are 21.

Read the full story: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/09/16/683904/researchers-recruiting-durham.html#ixzz0zhidgZe1

Learn more about the National Children's Study by visiting the website: http://centers.nationalchildrensstudy.gov/unc/Pages/default.aspx

Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows Barbara Entwisle and Anna Maria Siega-Riz are named in the story as investigators of the project as well as Emmanuel "Chip" Walter, a Duke University pediatrician, who is also an investigator.

Source:
Wise, Jim. Researchers recruiting Durham families for landmark children's study. News and Observer. Sept. 16, 2010.

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