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Your Environment. Your Health.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christine Bruske Flowers
Todd Ragusa,
(504) 330-2202 (cell)

23 Feb 2011: Media Advisory: Largest oil spill health study to launch along Gulf Coast

Media teleconference to be held with lead scientists

What:

The GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study), to help learn if oil spills and exposure to crude oil and dispersants affect physical and mental health, will launch in states along the Gulf Coast in February 2011. The study is being conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

A teleconference will take place with media to review the study and allow for a question and answer session.

 

Please RSVP with your intent to participate to tragusa@deveney.com (mailto:tragusa@deveney.com).

 

Who:

Dale P. Sandler, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Chief
Epidemiology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

 

For a biography, visit:
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/epi/chronic/index.cfm (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/epi/chronic/index.cfm)

 

Aubrey Miller, M.D.
Senior Medical Advisor
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

 

For a biography, visit:
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/advisor/miller/index.cfm (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/advisor/miller/index.cfm)

 

When:

Monday, February 28, 2011
11:00 a.m. CST / Noon EST

 

Where:

In the U.S. and Canada, call 1-866-548-2699
Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 1-904-271-2009

 

Why:

Over time, the GuLF STUDY will generate important data that may help inform policy decisions on health care and health services in the region. Findings may also influence responses to other oil spills in the future.


The NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is part of NIH. For more information on environmental health topics, visit www.niehs.nih.gov (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov  .


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