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 National Children’s Study Writing Teams for Publications

The Publications Committee assembles Writing Teams to prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The size of a given Writing Team will depend on the topic, but is expected to be generally between 5 and 10 members. The Publications Committee assembles Writing Teams in a variety of ways, with the goal of assuring appropriate inclusiveness of a variety of Study Centers and other Study contributors. The Publications Committee co-chairs will invite qualified individuals to serve on a named Writing Team. Individuals who suggest topics for primary National Children’s Study publications may also suggest members for the Writing Team. Lastly, individuals can self-refer or nominate others to serve on a specific Writing Team or on a future Writing Team within their specified area of interest.

Writing Team members may come from Study contract organizations, the Program Office, other federal agencies, independent investigators, or others with appropriate expertise and applicable Study involvement. Effort expended on Writing Teams is voluntary.
List of NCS Writing Teams (PDF 283 KB)

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Publications Committee Member Institution
Marion Balsam Co-Chair Program Office
Michael Varner Co-Chair University of Utah
Barry Ryan Emory University
Christina 'Tina' Chambers University of California San Diego
Christina Park Program Office
Dana Dabelea University of Colorado Denver
David Tollerud University of Louisville
Donald Dudley University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Omar Abdulrahman University of Mississippi
Steven Lipshultz University of Miami-Pediatrics
Thomas McLaughlin University of Massachusetts