We aim to improve
the health of children in our region and to inform families,
communities, and health care providers about environmental
hazards, their effects, and practical ways to protect
our children's health.
Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities
Taking applications for the 2011 cycle
Deadline for submission is October 31, 2010
What is Break the Cycle?
Children who grow up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage
are at greater risk for exposure to environmental toxins and are more likely
to suffer consequent adverse health and developmental outcomes. Break the Cycle
supports a set of student driven research projects that creatively address
the environmental challenges that the children face.
Students are invited to work with their academic mentors to
submit proposal abstracts. Project research will commence before January 2011
and will be completed by the end of April 2011. Students are required to present
the results of their work at a conference May 5, 2011 and to submit a paper for peer
review and publication within a month following the conference.