ECHO – Environmental influences on Child Health Oucomes: Aprogram supported by the NIH. IDeA States Pediatric Network.

Mississippi Pediatric Clinical Trials Network

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Mississippi Pediatric Clinical Trials Network

University of Mississippi Medical Center is proud to be a part of a new approach to child health research in collaboration with the ECHO ISPCTN with the mission of enhancing the health of children for generations to come. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) to understand the effects of a broad range of early environmental influences on child health and development that focus on five key areas:

  • Pre-, peri-, and postnatal
  • Upper and lower airway
  • Obesity
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Positive Health

The ECHO program established the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN), one of six ECHO components that ensure access to clinical trials to states that have historically low NIH funding. In addition to the overall ECHO goal, the focus of the Network includes:

  • Providing access to state-of-the-art clinical trials to medically underserved and rural population in the five ECHO key pediatric outcomes that have a high public health impact
  • Building national pediatric research capacity to conduct clinical trials by providing professional development for faculty to include early state investigators, team support and infrastructure building

ISPCTN is composed of 18 clinical site awardees: 

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    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Arkansas Children's Research Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Avera McKennan
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Louisiana State University Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina
  • University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

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NIH Grant UG1HD090848-01