Community leaders to kick off local site of nation’s largest long-term children’s study

A ceremony marking the South Texas start of the National Children’s Study, a 20-year study of the environment’s effects on the health of 100,000 children

10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bluffcreek Towers, 4201 Medical Drive, Ste. 104, San Antonio

The study’s principal investigators, participants and community leaders. Speakers include:

  • President William L. Henrich, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Fernando Guerra, M.D., M.P.H., pediatrician and former director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, who has served on the study’s local advisory committee
  • The study’s principal investigators, Daniel E. Hale, M.D., professor of pediatrics, and Donald J. Dudley, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, both in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center.

Study participants will be available for interviews in English and Spanish.


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