NICHD October/November podcast promotes safe sleep environment for infants

The October/November NICHD Research Perspectives focuses on the importance of a safe sleep environment to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

Guests include:

  • Shavon Artis, Dr.P.H., M.P.H, coordinator of NICHD’s Safe to Sleep health education campaign
  • Eve Colson, M.D., FAAP, a professor of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT
  • Fern Hauck, M.D., M.S., a professor of family medicine at the University of Virginia and a member of the AAP Task Force on SIDS
  • Rachel Moon, M.D., a pediatrician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS
  • Marian Willinger, M.D., the NICHD special assistant for SIDS and a health science administrator in NICHD’s Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch

The October/November podcast is available at http:// (MP3 - 16 MB) and the transcript at http://

Previous NICHD Research Perspectives are available at http://  


About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute’s Web site at  

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