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Children's Specialist Foundation
|Instituition/Agency:||Children’s Specialists Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego|
|Principal Investigator:||Henry F. Krous, MD|
|Grant Cycle:||April 2010 – March 2011|
|Amount of funding:||$202,000 ($67,000 from SUDC Program)|
|Project:||San Diego SIDS/SUDC Research Project|
|Description:||The San Diego SIDS/SUDC Research Project (SDSSRP) is dedicated to increasing the understanding of sudden infant and childhood death. It endeavors to provide individual families with thorough second opinions personal support, and to publish and present our work in peer reviewed medical journals, scientific conferences, and professional and public assemblies. The aims of SDSSRP include but are not limited to: 1) Determine and clarify features of the medical history, death scene and postmortem examination to refine the proposed triple risk model, 2) Provide a basis for legislation for national use of standardized scene investigations and autopsy protocols in cases of sudden infant and childhood death, 3) Provide a basis for national legislation with regard to the utilization of records and specimens from these cases for research purposes, 4) Motivate other investigators to begin research into SIDS and SUDC, and 5) Expand the knowledge base of postmortem findings in SIDS and SUDC, including their underlying similarities and differences, and how each correlates with clinical and epidemiological variables.|