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EB Research - Pediatric Epidemiology

University of Chile Alcohol in Pregnancy Study

The NICHD University of Chile Alcohol in Pregnancy Study is a prospective study designed to determine the effects of heavy alcohol exposure on the fetus. The NICHD works with pediatricians, psychologists, and other investigators at the University of Chile in Santiago. Heavy drinking women were identified by screening at prenatal care, advised on the dangers of drinking while pregnant, and asked to participate in the study. Data and samples were collected from the women and their offspring have been followed up for periods of up to seven years. Data collection from the children is ongoing.

Principal investigator

James Mills, M.D., M.S.

Contact Information

Name: Dr Enrique Fabian Schisterman
Chief and Senior Investigator
Epidemiology Branch
Phone: 301-435-6893
Fax: 301-402-2084
E-mail: schistee@mail.nih.gov

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