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Infant Development Study

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If you are over 18 and are pregnant or have a newborn infant, we invite you to be part of our study about mothers and their babies. Over 100 mothers and babies are already involved in this five year study supported by the National Institute of Health. Through your participation we hope to better understand how mothers help their children grow and develop and that our research will lead to better support for pregnant women and their families.

To find out more, or join our study, check out the frequently asked questions or call Dr. Stacy Drury at 504-656-6449 or Study participants are compensated for their time and travel.    Infant Development Study

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Scientific Research Center Suriname: MeKi Tamara:

MeKi Tamara


The MeKi Tamara study is a collaboration between the Research Center of the Academic Hospital Paramaribo, Tulane Universiy, New Orleans, and the Anton de Kom University, Suriname supported by the Caribbean Public Health Agency. MeKi Tamara is a Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health and one of seven GeoHealthHubs funded by the United States National Institute of Health, Fogarty International Center. The overall goal of this project is to assess the impact of neurotoxicant exposures on maternal and child health in was that are culturally appropriate to the unique aspects of populations in Suriname.

Bucharest Early Intervention Project:



The Bucharest Early Intervention Project is a joint collaboration between researchers at Tulane University, University of Maryland, and Boston Children's Hospital. The study began in the 2000 and continues to examine the effects of early institutionalization on brain and behavior development and examine the impact of high quality foster care as an intervention for children who have been placed in institutions. To date we have found positive effects of foster care on physical growth, social and emotional function, and cognitive function. Providing more evidence that parents matter.

Interested in participating in our research projects?
Call: 504-656-6449  or 504-988-1438


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