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Norway Facial Clefts Study (NCL)

The Norway Facial Clefts Study is headed by principal investigator Allen J. Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., of the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch. Other collaborators include:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


  • Abee Boyles, Epidemiology Branch, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=44843&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="44843" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="44843" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid=""), Laboratory of Signal Transduction
  • Lisa De Roo, Epidemiology Branch
  • Jane Hoppin, Epidemiology Branch
  • Ruby Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, Epidemiology Branch, Postdoctoral Fellow (currently: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Chris Jewell, Laboratory of Signal Transduction
  • Jack Taylor ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=34469&sys_revision=2&sys_variantid=1173&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="1173" sys_dependentid="34469" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="34469" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid=""), Epidemiology Branch
  • Clarice Weinberg, Biostatistics Branch

University of Bergen (Bergen, Norway)

  • Rolv Terje Lie, co-PI


  • Nina Hovland, Study Manager
  • Anil Jugessur (currently: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • Klaus Meyer
  • Bente Moen
  • Åse Sievertsen
  • Stein Emil Vollset

University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)

  • Christian Drevon
  • Kare Sovall

Rikshospitalet (Oslo, Norway)

  • Frank Åbyholm, Department of Plastic Surgery, Chair
  • Ola Didrik Saugstad, Pediatric Research Unit, Head

Haukeland Hospital (Bergen, Norway)

  • Hallvard Vindenes, Department of Plastic Surgery, Chair

Other Collaborators

  • Jeffrey Murray, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Kaare Christensen, University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark)
  • Emily Harville, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
  • Sheldon Rothenberg, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, New York)

Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. (Formerly Coda, Durham, North Carolina)

  • Janet Archer, Study Manager
  • Lil Stallone, Study Manager (retired)
  • Susan Baker, Laboratory Manager

Westat, Inc. (Durham, North Carolina)

  • Dawn Dalmas, Tracking System Programmer
  • Patty Blanton, Analysis Programmer
  • Bob McConnaughey, Analysis Programmer

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