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Professor David Sugden to take part in major US research project

15 August 2013 | Peter Edwards

Professor David Sugden has been invited to be on a working group examining the development of motor functioning in children from birth to 21 years of age.

This group is part of the Scientific and Coordinating Committee for Health Measurement in the National Children’s Study starting in the USA.

The National Children’s Study will be one of the most comprehensive research efforts, and the largest and most detailed study in history focused on children’s health and development in the United States. The research will examine the effects of the environment, as broadly defined to include factors such as air, water, diet, sound, family dynamics, community and cultural influences, and  genetics on the growth, development, and health of children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years.

The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. By studying children’s health and development through their different phases of growth, researchers will be better able to understand the roles these factors play in health and disease. Findings from the Study will be made available as the research progresses, so that the public can benefit from any information as soon as possible.

Professor Sugden is the only non-USA member of this group.

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