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September 15, 2016

Survey Research Center to Create a Nationally Representative Sample of Tweens for the ABCD Study

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The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study is beginning to enroll hundreds of 9 and 10 year olds in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area for a long-term study of brain development and child health.

The Survey Research Center, led by Karin Schneider, is charged with creating the nationally representative sample of over 10,000 children in 19 sites, including the University of Michigan, around the country.

From the press release:

During the course of the next decade, scientists will use advanced brain imaging, interviews, and behavioral testing to determine how childhood experiences interact with each other and with a child's changing biology to affect brain development and&ultimately&social, behavioral, academic, health and other outcomes.

The ABCD Coordinating Center is housed at the University of California at San Diego and recruitment will be conducted through schools at 19 study sites across the country. For more information about this landmark study, please visit its website at