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Inaugural Translating Duke Health-Children's Health and Discovery Pilot Grant awardees announced

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Translating Duke Health and the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative are pleased to announce the four awardees of the inaugural TDH-CHDI Pilot Grants. These grants will support pilot studies focused on the identification of early life influences in life-long health and disease. Health research questions proposed by the applications were required to pertain to at least one of the CHDI’s primary research focus areas: (1) genes and biology, (2) physical environment, (3) health and behavior needs, or (4) social and economic factors. Preference was given to proposals that utilize or build unique data resources.

The following research teams received a TDH-CHDI pilot grant:

Exploratory Analysis of Provision and Utilization of Multidisciplinary Team-Based and Community-Based Care for Cleft Lip and/or Palate in North Carolina
Investigators: Alexander Allori, MD, and Jonathan Routh, MD

Intergenerational Transmission of Resiliency to ACEs
Investigators:
William E. Copeland, PhD; E. Jane Costello, PhD; Alaattin Erkanli, PhD

Extremely Preterm Infants Cohort: Mechanisms of Early Life Growth Failure and its Impact on Early Childhood Outcomes
Investigators:
Noelle Younge, MD, MHS; Charles Wood, MD; Elizabeth Hauser, PhD; Patricia Ashley, MD, PhD; Sarah Armstrong, MD; Christopher Newgard, PhD; C. Michael Cotten, MD, MHS

Intergenerational Transmission of Resiliency to ACEs
Investigators:
William E. Copeland, PhD; E. Jane Costello, PhD; Alaattin Erkanli, PhD

Incentivizing an Integrated Community-Clinic Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program
Investigators:
Charlene Wong MD, MSHP; Sarah Armstrong, MD; Gary Bennett, PhD; Peter Ubel, MD