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Project Title

Project Title

Autism in a fish eating population

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Davidson, Philip

Description

Description

This is a two-year project that expands the Seychelles Child Development Study, which is a longitudinal cohort study following children and adolescents in the Republic of Seychelles who were exposed prenatally to methylmercury (MeHg) through maternal consumption of a diet high in fish. It provides a unique opportunity to examine the controversial issue of whether ASD is related to MeHg exposure-an issue that has major public health implications in the United States.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

229498

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. 3.1 Initiate studies on at least five 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 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $23,600,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

University of Rochester

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

R21ES015487-01A1

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Autism in a fish eating population | 172491 | 2009 | 5R21ES015487-02

 
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