CHDI launch event highlights research to "end disease where it begins"

Friday, June 8, 2018
Ilina Ewen,  chief of staff to the First Lady of North Carolina

The Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) held a launch event on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham to highlight research into the prenatal and early life factors that influence lifelong health and well-being.

The CHDI is a multidisciplinary effort sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and the Translating Duke Health Initiative that promotes innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. Efforts in four key research focus areas (genes and biology, physical environment, social and economic factors, and health and behavior needs) will inform prevention, risk screening, and treatment, as well as provide training opportunities for the next generation of scientists focused on the health plasticity of early life. The goal of the CHDI is to “end disease where it begins” by identifying early life factors that contribute to the development of disease throughout an individual’s lifespan and to develop prevention, mitigation, and intervention strategies that will improve health and well-being.

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