MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
What we do
We teach and carry out research to improve children's health and wellbeing and to
prevent, diagnose and treat conditions that might affect them in
childhood or in later life.
We develop and apply statistical methods to complex research data and train researchers to use these methods.
We work with researchers from other disciplines and those who use our work to ensure that our research gives children the best possible start in life.
Published: Apr 26, 2013 2:30:00 PM
This is the website for the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Institute of Child Health and the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health.
How our research is having an impact
Screening and Surveillance
The Medium chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) study, led by Professor Carol Dezateux, resulted in the announcement by the Department of Health in February 2007 that newborn screening for this condition would be introduced across England by March 2009.
A number of our surveillance studies on congenital disorders and infections have contributed to screening policies in the UK.
Surveillance of congenital hypothyroidism (UKCS-CHT)
Around 300 babies are born with congenital hypothyroidism each year. Treatment as soon after birth as possible is important in avoiding growth and developmental problems.
This national study will provide information on how many children in the UK have hypothyroidism, how many are diagnosed by newborn screening and if they are getting the appropriate treatment.
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