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UO has role in new national initiative on children's health

The UO's Leslie Leve will expand research she began in 2002 and have a key role in the planning phase of a $157 million, seven-year initiative announced by the National Institutes of Health to probe environmental influences on children's health from conception to early adulthood.

Under the grant to the UO, Leve and colleagues will build on data already compiled on 770 children and seek new participants to expand the sample size to 1,000 children. Leve's research involves children adopted at or soon after birth and children living with their biological parents.

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