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Advancing Novel Research Methods to Improve Children’s Health

Apr 27, 2016

At ICF, we work across the public/private spectrum to gather industry-leading insights that our clients count on to make informed decisions about the issues that impact their customers, constituents, communities, and the world. We join forces with other organizations to combine our expertise for recommendations and solutions that help our clients overcome challenges and achieve more.

A key example is the collaboration between ICF and the George Washington University (GW) to co-host a series of events that serves as, “a great model for how industry and academia can combine their strengths to resolve the interdisciplinary approach needed to meet today's challenges," according to Tom Russo, GW assistant vice president for industry research.

In the 5th event of the ICF/GW series, keynote speaker Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), along with a panel of experts including Dr. Rebecca Clifton, Dr. Jonathan Cohen, Dean Lynn Goldman, and Dr. Ami Zota, discussed research methods around improving children’s health. At this event, panelists shared their backgrounds, ranging from analyzing data for indicators of children’s environmental health to prenatal exposures to environmental endocrines disrupting chemicals and health implications. The panel also took a deep dive into how environmental and early life exposures can have a lasting effect throughout the child’s life.

View the recording from the April 2016 event.