October 21, 2008- Wayne State takes big role in $57 million study of children's health
A large consortium of major universities and health care providers are taking part in a multimillion-dollar study of children's health, and Wayne State University is right in the mix of it all.
Wayne State is working with Children's Hospital of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Michigan Department of Community Health and Wayne County and City of Detroit Health Departments. The study is focusing on the health of children from birth to adulthood.
Michigan's role in the National Children's Study is to monitor more than 1,000 children from across the state. By studying these children, researchers will be able to determine cures for childhood diseases such as autism and cerebral palsy or come up with ways to prevent them.
Wayne State will oversee the assessment and care of pregnant women in the study and take in part of the $57 million grant to fund the study. That money does not include $18.5 million announced last fall for additional work in Wayne County. The study is set to kick off next year.
Source: Wayne State University
Writer: Jon Zemke
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