December 19, 2013

Babies born between June and December 2013 needed for study of respiratory viruses

SUBJECT: Recruiting Infants Born or Due June-December 2013

WHO ARE WE? NIH-funded researchers at Vanderbilt University who have discovered the importance of infant respiratory viruses on later childhood health.

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING? We are seeking infants from Middle Tennessee who were born or will be born between June 1 and Dec. 31 of this year to participate in a study designed to help understand how respiratory infections (colds) in the first year of life are related to later childhood health.

HOW MUCH OF YOUR TIME IS NEEDED?

· An initial enrollment visit (about one hour) will be conducted during the first several months of your baby’s life.
· Brief phone calls every two weeks during your baby’s first year of life to ask about any respiratory infections (colds) your baby has had.
· A brief visit with a study nurse if your baby gets a cold or the sniffles during baby’s first “cold and flu” season.
· A study visit at 9-15 months
· An in-person visit when your child is 3 years old.
· Annual follow-up phone calls until your child is age 4 years.

HOW MUCH WILL YOU BE PAID? Study participants will be compensated up to $250.


YOU MAY QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY IF:

· You have or expect to have an infant born between June 1 and Dec. 31 of this year
· You were at least 37 weeks pregnant when your baby was born
· You and your baby are available for the initial enrollment visit, follow-up visits during your baby’s first “cold and flu” season and healthy well-child contacts up to age 4 years

· Participant Inquiry: http://j.mp/M4La7v
· Phone: 875-BABY (2229)
· E-mail: INSPIRE@vanderbilt.edu
· Website: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/inspire

Principal Investigator: Tina Hartert, M.D., MPH