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Project Title

Project Title

Vaccine safety datalink thimerosol and autism study

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

DeStefano, Frank

Description

Description

The Thimerosal and Autism Study is a case-control study conducted in three U.S. managed care organizations (MCOs). Data collection began in 2005 and took three years to complete. In this study, children who were diagnosed with autism were matched with control children. The autism diagnosis of the case samples was confirmed by a standardized clinical assessment protocol. Vaccination histories and information on other potential confounding factors were confirmed by reviewing the medical records for all children. In addition, the mothers of both cases and matched controls were interviewed.

Funder

Funder

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

20857

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SF. Initiate studies on at least 10 environmental factors identified in the recommendations from the 2007 IOM report "Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research" as potential causes of ASD by 2012. Estimated cost $56,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Vaccine safety datalink thimerosol and autism study (External web link)

Project Link 2

Project Link 2

Vaccine safety datalink thimerosol and autism study (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

State/Country

State/Country

Georgia

Project Number

Project Number

Project number unavailable

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Vaccine Safety Datalink thimerosol and autism study * | 0 | 2008 | Project number unavailable

 
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