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September 29, 2016

UM is part of a new research initiative to investigate environmental influences on child health

Michael Elliott is the UM co-investigator and is joining researchers from Michigan State University and Wayne State University to make up the University Research Corridor. The other collaborators are Henry Ford Health System and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The $4.8 million research grant was awarded to Michigan State University to investigate how exposure to environmental factors in early development affects the health of children and adolescents. The grant will cover the first two-year phase of the seven-year project called the national Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. “We are very excited to be joining Michigan State University and our other partners around the state in a major effort to understand the effects of pollution, nutrition and infection on child health,” said Michael Elliott.

Read more in the University Record story, NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health.