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 National Children's Study Alternate Recruitment Studies Contract List (February 2010)

The National Children’s Study Program Office received a robust response to the Letter of Intent (LOI) announcement that was issued on December 24, 2009 for evaluating alternate recruitment strategies for the National Children’s Study Vanguard Study. The LOIs were impressive both scientifically and technically.

The LOI responses were evaluated by the Program Office in a systematic and thorough manner and the 10 Study Centers selected for each of the 3 recruitment strategies are listed below: 


Study Center


Provider-based Recruitment

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Benton County, AR

Brown University

Providence County, RI

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Schuylkill County, PA

Michigan State University

Wayne County, MI

University of California, Davis

Sacramento County, CA

University of Mississippi

Hinds County, MS

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Population Center

Durham County, NC


University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Bexar County, TX

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Lamar County, TX

Yale University

New Haven County, CT

Enhanced Household-based Recruitment

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cuyahoga County, OH

Maine Medical Center

Cumberland County, ME

Saint Louis University School of Public Health

St. Louis, MO

University of Arizona

Pinal County, AZ  

University of California, Irvine

San Diego County, CA

University of Hawai’i at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine

Honolulu County, HI

University of Iowa

Polk County, IA

University of Miami

Baker County, FL

University of New Mexico

Valencia County, NM

University of Washington

Grant County, WA

HiLo Recruitment

Emory University

Baldwin County, GA

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Montgomery County, MD

Northwestern University

Cook County, IL

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Center for Applied Environmental Public Health

New Orleans, LA

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles County, CA

University of Colorado

Douglas County, CO 

University of Minnesota

Ramsey County, MN

University of Pittsburgh

Westmoreland County, PA

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Cache County, UT

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Davidson County, TN