Amy Elliott


An international online clinical journal recently published research that reveals major findings that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  Past studies have looked into the risk caused by smoking alone or drinking alone during pregnancy.

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New studies show kids with chronic illnesses have the same life satisfaction as those with good general health. 

The medical journal Pediatrics has published the first findings from the PASS ECHO study.  Amy Elliott, PhD, Chief Clinical Research Officer with the Center for Pediatric & Community Research, and Jyoti Angal, Director of Clinical Research join Innovation to discuss the findings.

The Avera Research Institute Center for Pediatric and Community Research is a recipient of the largest health research grant in state history. The National Institutes of Health is awarding just over $17 million to the center’s ECHO Program. 

ECHO stands for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. The program is part of a national effort to examine how early childhood experiences affect a child’s development of conditions like ADHD, autism, asthma and more.

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In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.