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NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers featured on the cover of Environmental Health Perspectives

October 2005

    Environmental Health Perspectives magazine cover
    (image credit: Joseph Tart/EHP)

    The Children's Centers program was profiled in the "NIEHS News" section of the October, 2005 issue of EHP . Four Centers were featured: Columbia, Mount Sinai, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Washington. The story emphasizes that the Centers are "translating their experimental results into interventions, educational materials, community forums, press releases, and newsletters that can be used by parents, health care providers, and policy makers to improve the environmental health of local children."

    The NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health Centers have put together a series of papers for the National Children's Study (NCS), one of the most ambitious research endeavors ever attempted, with plans to follow 100,000 children from birth to adulthood. The mini-monograph in the October issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (beginning on p. 1414) details the experiences of the Children's Centers in areas including general methodological issues for conducting longitudinal birth cohort studies and community-based participatory research and measuring air pollution exposures, as well as pesticide exposures, asthma, and neurobehavioral toxicity. This collection of papers focuses on lessons learned by the Children's Centers that will provide guidance to the NCS on what has and has not worked when studying diverse multiracial and multiethnic groups of children with unique urban and rural exposures.

    Overview "Lessons Learned" paper:
    Kimmel CA, Collman GW, Fields N, and Eskenazi B. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Lessons Learned from the NIEHS/EPA Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research for the National Children’s Study Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289/ehp.7669. [Online 24 June 2005]
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7669/abstract.html

    Other "Lessons Learned" papers:
    Dietrich KN, Eskenazi B, Schantz S, Yolton K, Rauh VA, Johnson CB, Alkon A, Canfield RL, Pessah IN, and Berman RF. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Principles and Practices of Neurodevelopmental Assessment in Children: Lessons Learned from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289 /ehp.7672. [Online 24 June 2005]
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7672/abstract.html

    Eggleston PA, Diette G, Lipsett M, Lewis T, Tager I, McConnell R, Chrischilles E, Lanphear B, Miller R, and Krishnan J. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Lessons Learned for the Study of Childhood Asthma from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289/ehp.7671. [Online 24 June 2005] http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7671/abstract.html

    Eskenazi B, Gladstone EA, Berkowitz GS, Drew CH, Faustman EM, Holland NT, Lanphear B, Meisel SJ, Perera FP, Rauh VA, Sweeney A, Whyatt RM, and Yolton K. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Methodologic and Logistic Issues in Conducting Longitudinal Birth Cohort Studies: Lessons Learned from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289/ehp.7670. [Online 24 June 2005]
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7670/abstract.html

    Fenske RA, Bradman A, Whyatt RM, Wolff MS, and Barr DB. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Lessons Learned for the Assessment of Children’s Pesticide Exposure: Critical Sampling and Analytical Issues for Future Studies Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289/ehp.7674. [Online 24 June 2005]
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7674/abstract.html

    Gilliland F, Avol E, Kinney P, Jerrett M, Dvonch T, Lurmann F, Buckley T, Breysse P, Keeler J, de Villiers T, and McConnell R. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Air Pollution Exposure Assessment for Epidemiologic Studies of Pregnant Women and Children: Lessons Learned from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289/ehp.7673. [Online 24 June 2005]
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7673/abstract.html

    Israel BA, Parker EA, Rowe Z, Salvatore A, Minkler M, López J, Butz A, Mosley A, Coates L, Lambert G, Potito PA, Brenner B, Rivera M, Romero H, Thompson B, Coronado G, and Halstead S. 2005. Mini-Monograph: Community-Based Participatory Research: Lessons Learned From The Centers For Children’s Environmental Health And Disease Prevention Research Environ Health Perspect: doi:10.1289/ehp.7675. [Online 24 June 2005]
    http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2005/7675/abstract.html


 

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