Friday, June 16, 2017

Webinars on Data from the Maternal Lifestyle Study (long term effects of prenatal cocaine exposure)

Join us for a two-part* webinar series on the Maternal Lifestyle Study data (ICPSR 34312).

About the Study: The Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS) was the largest of the NIH longitudinal studies of children with prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE). MLS was a longitudinal multi-site observational study of the long-term effects of in-utero exposure to cocaine on child development. MLS was conducted at four geographically diverse, collaborating university centers (Wayne State University, University of Tennessee at Memphis, University of Miami, and Brown University). The MLS began enrollment of a longitudinal birth cohort of 1,388 infant/mother dyads in 1993. Subjects in the follow-up were seen from 1 month of age through 16 years of age across five phases. The overall purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of drug use during pregnancy on acute neonatal events and long-term physical health, social, behavioral and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

The goals of the July 12 webinar presented by Dr. Barry Lester are to:

1. Describe the background of the study
2. Describe the mother and child measures
3. Summarize MLS findings
4. Identify areas of future research using the MLS data

The goals of the July 13 webinar presented by Dr. Carla Bann are to:

1. Describe the MLS supplemental data
2. Define drug exposure in MLS
3. Describe data analytic techniques and considerations
4. Identify selected outcome measures including data forms and analysis

Both webinars will briefly describe how to find, explore, and access the data through ICPSR.

Barry Lester, PhD, Brown University
Carla Bann, PhD, RTI International
Jai Holt, University of Michigan, ICPSR

This webinar is FREE and open to the public. Please share this announcement with others who are interested in this research area.