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Thursday, October 4, 2007
10:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

CONTACT:
Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller
NICHD Communications Office
301) 496-5133

Media Telebriefing:
NIH Announces Addition of 22 New Centers in National Childrens Study
Thursday, October 4, 10:30 AM (EDT)

WHAT: A media telephone briefing to announce the 22 new study centers that will manage 26 locations of the National Childrens Studythe largest study on the effects of environmental and genetic factors on child and adult health. The study will follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 to better understand factors that contribute to child and adult health and development.

The study represents a collaboration between the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (including the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciencesboth of the National Institutes of Healthand the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

WHO: Telebriefing speakers include:
Duane Alexander, M.D., Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Peter Scheidt, M.D., M.P.H., Director, National Childrens Study

The teleconference is open to members of the press only.

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2007, at 10:30 11:30 a.m. EDT
Speakers will deliver brief remarks followed by a question-and-answer session with the media.

CALL-IN: Members of the media may dial into the telebriefing at 1-800-230-1092. The briefing will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

DETAILS: To participate, dial in 5-10 minutes before the conference begins. Teleconference name: National Childrens Study.

Important Instructions: To ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone, and to withdraw your question press *2. You may queue up at anytime. You will hear a tone indicating that your question is pending. A rebroadcast will be available for 1 week after the briefing. To listen to the rebroadcast, dial 1-800-475-6701, Reservation number 885753.

Questions and interview requests after the briefing should be directed to Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller at the NICHD Communications Office at (301) 496-5133.

Sponsorship:This briefing is sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, one of the federal agencies conducting the National Childrens Study.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Centers Funded By:
Centers Funded by Epa and NIEHS

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