The objective of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research is to foster reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric research. This research includes the study of any factors that influence maternal health and the health and development of children, from their conception through their adolescence. In order to foster this research it is our mandate to hold an Annual Meeting of the Society to include both a meeting of the Executive Committee and a meeting of its members. The Annual Meetings are normally held before and in the same place as the Society for Epidemiologic Research. This grant is being requested to enable the continued support of the Student Prize and the Heinz Berendes International Travel Award, as well as the keynote address at the Annual Meeting. The purpose of the Student Prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship in reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiologic research and to encourage young investigators and subsequently establishing a network for the future. The Heinz Berendes International Travel award is intended to encourage investigators from outside of North America, particularly those from developing countries, to submit their work to the Society, thereby integrating these investigators into the larger world community of reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiologists. The keynote address is delivered annually by a renowned senior investigator in the field to summarize the state-of-the-art in the field, to point out current research needs, to inspire new projects and directions, to provide historical perspective, as well as to stimulate young investigators to advance the field.

Public Health Relevance

The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research's mission is to foster research reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric research. This research includes the study of any factors that influence maternal health and the health and development of children, from their conception through their adolescence. The scientific contributions generated from the Society's annual meeting will improve public health.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
2R13HD055094-08
Application #
8651688
Study Section
Pediatrics Subcommittee (CHHD)
Program Officer
Higgins, Rosemary
Project Start
2007-04-01
Project End
2019-03-31
Budget Start
2014-04-01
Budget End
2015-03-31
Support Year
8
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$6,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Boston University
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
604483045
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02118