• Joseph, Jill G (PI)
  • Pollack, Murray (PI)
  • Scheidt, Peter M. (PI)
  • Joseph, Jill G. (PI)
  • D'Angelo, Lawrence James (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This proposal aims to present the benefits that Children's National
Medical Center will bring to the cooperative agreement method of planning
and conducting research. We are committed to addressing the problem of
the unacceptably high infant mortality rate in Washington D.C. We believe
our participation will be beneficial because: a. There is substantial access to the populations of interest. The
hospital's population includes large numbers of infants and sexually
active adolescents, and access to women of child bearing age and families
through their children. Hospital sponsored community initiatives include
a comprehensive family advocacy program with demonstrated success in
decreasing infant mortality, a program of services in southeast
Washington D.C., and primary care clinics in Shaw and Adams Morgan.
Strong community links exist with the Community of Hope, Family Place,
Inc., and many other schools and health clinics. b. Our group includes a P.I., Co-investigator, Behavioral Scientist, and
Collaborators with extensive research expertise and appropriate
scientific knowledge. The investigators are experienced with clinical
trials and protocol development. Our researchers have expertise in
pediatrics, neonatology, adolescent medicine, health services research,
statistics, epidemiology, quality of care assessment, pediatric intensive
care, infant development, maternal substance abuse, adolescent behavior,
and social psychology. c. A new research structure houses the Center for Health Services
Research directed by the proposal's P.I. which enables resource and
investigator recruitment and coordination of research efforts. d. Extensive support services are available including health educators,
nutritionists, social workers, behavioral scientists, and a home care
service with extensive experience in comprehensive ("one-stop shopping")
case management and patient follow-up (including home visits). In
addition, all relevant staff resources are available. e. We are committed to the collaborative research process with other
awardees and the NIH staff.
Effective start/end date9/30/924/30/10


  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $409,444.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $138,989.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $459,870.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $657,901.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $508,253.00
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)


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