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

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

News Release

Archive - New Contact Information

For more information about this archival news release, please contact Christine Flowers, Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison at (919) 541-3665.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Contact: Christine Bruske Flowers, NIEHS
(919) 541-3665

Todd Ragusa,
(504) 330-2202

Media teleconference to be held with lead scientists


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


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

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

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


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


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.

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