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Funding for Children's Health Research/Advocacy Centers



Please refer to the website listed, and Suzanne Ackerman for follow-up.

EPA AND NIEHS TO FUND RESEARCH CENTERS ON
CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

         Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819/ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
are calling for applications from nonprofit institutions to establish up
to six centers for research on the causes and prevention of health
concerns in children that could be related to environmental exposures.
Health impacts from environmental contaminants can be particularly
detrimental for children as their nervous systems are still developing.
Specific areas identified for research include respiratory diseases,
neurodevelopment and neurobehavior, childhood cancers, birth defects and
other conditions.  These research centers will develop innovative
strategies to measure environmental exposures in children and will
conduct research to reduce hazardous exposures and their adverse health
effects.  An important goal of this project is to translate research
findings into input for public policy, community needs and information
for the health care community and general public.  This Request for
Applications (RFA) builds upon the work completed by 12 EPA/NIEHS
Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention
Research established in 1998 and 2002.  The RFA is also a part of EPA's
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.  Applications are due by May
16, 2003.  For more information, see:
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_child_health.html.


Leif Magnuson
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region IX, WST-7
75 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, CA  94105
(415) 972-3286 Tel
(415) 947-3530 Fax
magnuson.leif@epa.gov
www.epa.gov/region09/p2



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