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2012

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  • National Children's Study Genetics Abstracts Accepted to the American Journal of Medical Genetics (October 2012)
    Eleven abstracts from the National Children's Study Research Day (August 24, 2011) were accepted for publication by the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The abstracts appeared in the August 2012 online version of the Journal and will appear in the October 2012 print edition.
  • Video Voice Project Accepted into APHA Annual Film Festival (June 2012)
    The National Children's Study Program Office is proud to highlight the Video Voice project, a formative research project recently completed by three Study Centers. This was a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University Study Center, the Greater Chicago Study Center, and the Los-Angeles-Ventura Study Center. The Johns Hopkins University's Video Voice project was recently accepted into the American Public Health Association's (APHA's) annual film festival and will be screened and presented at the APHA conference in October 2012.
  • Teratology Society 2012 Annual Meeting Features National Children's Study Formative Research (June 2012)
    The 2012 Teratology Society Annual Meeting will hold a National Children's Study Symposium to discuss the past, present, and future of the Study. The symposium, which will be held June 27 in Baltimore, will be followed by three concurrent breakout sessions. The research is to be presented jointed by National Children's Study Principal Investigators and federal staff, reflecting the collaborative nature of the research to date.
  • Vanguard Center Transition: Questions and Answers (May 2012) (PDF -  265 KB)
    The contracts for the National Children's Study Vanguard Study Centers will soon expire. All of the contracts were initiated for a five-year period with a one-year extension. Before the current contracts expire, however, the federal government will announce opportunities for new contracts. All current contractors will be eligible to compete for the new contracts in a full and open competition. This procedure is standard for nearly all government contracts. This is a series of questions and answers that provide more information about this process.
  • Hirschfeld Named Director of National Children's Study (February 2012)
    Dr. Alan Guttmacher, Director of the NICHD, announced on January 24 that Dr. Steven Hirschfeld has been named Director of the National Children's Study. Dr. Hirschfeld has served as the Acting Director of the Study since 2009. 

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2011 

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National Children's Study Presence at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting (November 2011)
A number of National Children's Study Support Contractors and Study Centers—and the Program Office's own Drs. Carl Hill and Mike Dellarco—delivered oral and poster presentations at the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition that took place in Washington, DC on October 29–November 2, 2011. The theme of this year's meeting was "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies."

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2010

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2009 

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2008 

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  • National Children' Study Web Site Tours
    Tour the home page and the site design for details on the Web site's features.
  • National Children's Study Response to the NAS Review of the Study's Research Plan (August 2008)The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel identified a number of concerns and recommendations for realizing the Study's optimum potential. The Study has carefully considered all of the identified concerns and the 33 recommendations in the NAS report and has responded accordingly. The Study is very pleased with the NAS review of the Research Plan and feels that it clearly met the objectives for performing it. Although, as noted in more detail in the Study's response, some of the concerns and recommendations are either already being addressed or would require substantial additional resources to implement. Additionally, a number of the recommendations point to ways that the Study can be improved. We welcome these recommendations and where possible will be incorporating them into the Study.
  • National Children's Study Launches Newly Redesigned National Web Site (August 2008)
    In preparation for the start of recruitment, the National Children's Study has launched a new national Web site with enhanced content, new sections, and an updated look and feel. The national Web site uses the same address as the old Web site and can be accessed at www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov. The Study redesigned its Web site to communicate new and updated information to its numerous key stakeholders, the largest of which will be its participants, and to better represent the Study's progress to date.
  • National Children's Study Announces a Request for Proposals for a Biological and Environmental Sample Repository (July 2008)
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to award a contract to an organization to serve as a Repository for biospecimens and environmental samples for the National Children's Study. The Repository will be responsible for receipt, secure storage, preparation, and distribution of all biological specimens that will be collected from participants periodically throughout the Study. The Repository will also store all environmental samples that will be collected from households and perhaps other locations periodically throughout the length of the Study.
  • National Children's Study Announces Request for Proposals for New Study Centers (March 2008)
    The National Children's Study announces another major step toward the Study's full implementation with the issuing of a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional Study Centers. The Study plans to establish another wave of new Study locations and Centers across the country. Fifty-eight previously identified Study locations that have not been included in past awards are included in this solicitation.
  • National Children's Study Prepares for Addition of 2008 Study Centers (January 2008)The National Children's Study announces that it will move forward with plans to fund 10–15 additional Study Centers to manage Study operations in communities across the country. This increased pace of Study activity is possible because of the Congressional appropriation of funds for fiscal year 2008. With this funding, NICHD is planning to award contracts to expand the active locations (counties) in the Study and to increase the number of organizations that can serve as Study Centers.

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2007

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2006

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  • The National Children's Study's Progress: A Funding Update (March 2006) 
    Although the FY 2007 Presidential budget did not include funds for the Study, the seven Vanguard Centers and the Coordinating Center will engage in start-up activities across the country. Congress authorized the Study through the Children's Health Act of 2000 and has demonstrated ongoing interest in its being continued. While action on FY 2007 appropriation is in process, Study planners will continue to work with the Centers to establish infrastructure to support the Study, while simultaneously preparing for cessation of Study activities in 2007, as directed in the President's budget. 

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2005

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  • National Children's Study Awards Seventh Vanguard Center (November 2005)
    The National Children's Study welcomes South Dakota State University (SDSU), with the Children's Medical Center of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati, to the National Children's Study as the seventh Vanguard Center. SDSU will implement the Study in one location composed of four adjacent counties—Brookings County in South Dakota and Yellow Medicine, Pipestone, and Lincoln Counties in Minnesota.

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2004

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2003

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2002

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