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Day Care Board Sponsors SIDS Seminar

The NIH day care oversight board is sponsoring a brown bag seminar on "Significant Advances in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." Dr. Marian Willinger, special assistant for SIDS, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, NICHD, and Ruth Dubois, NICHD coordinator of the public education campaign "Back to Sleep," will present the seminar on Monday, Feb. 2 in Wilson Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All NIH employees and fellows are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is not necessary; however, seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Willinger, who has been responsible for the SIDS research program at NIH since 1989, will discuss what is known about SIDS, recent advances in research, and the impact of the "Back to Sleep" campaign. Dubois will speak about implementation of the campaign -- which is credited with successfully reducing SIDS by 38 percent -- the campaign materials, and related initiatives. For more information about the seminar contact Carol Wigglesworth, 402-5913.

This is the second seminar sponsored by the day care oversight board on an issue relevant to the NIH community. The board serves as a focal point for day care issues at NIH and seeks to broaden awareness of the latest scientific findings and practices on issues that affect health care professionals, parents and day care workers. The board meets monthly and NIH'ers are welcome to self-nominate for membership on the board. Interested individuals should contact Chris Steyer, 496-6334.

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