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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Contact: Joe Balintfy, NIEHS
(919) 541-1993

Media Advisory: NIH/EPA Celebrate Children’s Health Month, 15 Years of Children’s Health Research

What:

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a conference, highlighting more than a decade of children’s research, and the impacts of creating a more sustainable and healthy environment for children.

The conference, Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy  , will feature interdisciplinary presentations and discussions that explore connections between research findings, clinical and community practice, protecting children from harmful environmental exposures, and approaches for sharing research findings and technical information with the scientific community, parents, and the public.

Who:  

  • Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    and the National Toxicology Program
  • Gwen Collman, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Presenters: http://www.scgcorp.com/PCH2013/bios.asp 

When:

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Register online by Monday, Oct. 28 at http://www.scgcorp.com/PCH2013/bios.asp 

More information: 

Currently, there are 16 NIEHS/EPA funded Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers across the nation, researching how environmental, genetic, and epigenetic components, as well as how social and cultural factors, may be linked to many of today’s most pressing children’s health concerns, including diseases such as asthma, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, neurodevelopmental deficits, childhood leukemia, diabetes, and obesity. Working in a collaborative network with research scientists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, and local communities, these centers have made significant strides in addressing children’s health issues and preventive measures.




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