Additional Research Area of Interest for RFA-OH-21-004 "Exploratory/Developmental Grants Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (R21)"
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October 19, 2020

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RFA-OH-21-004 - Exploratory/Developmental Grants Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (R21)

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This notice adds the following contents to the 'Purpose' section of this FOA. For the requirement to include the primary diseases or conditions listed in Section I of this FOA that you propose to study, please use "children's research" for research projects described below.

Opportunities for future health effects research involving persons exposed to the 9/11 attacks and aftermath as children are of special interest. This potentially vulnerable population is diminishing with time because of natural attrition and other losses, such as relocation outside of the NYC area. Research is urgently needed to identify the at-risk population, characterize the health burden, and inform care. Specifically, exploratory and developmental research projects are requested that:

  • Develop and apply methods for identifying a cohort of eligible young adult study subjects (exposed and control groups) and determine their willingness to participate in future health effects research. These methods include, but are not limited to, community-based approaches to recruitment that engage existing outreach and education partners and mixed methods research to assess health concerns and interests in research participation.
  • Develop methods to systematically determine whether there are unique vulnerabilities and health disparities among individuals exposed to the 9/11 attacks and aftermath as children.


Please direct all inquiries to:

James Yiin, PhD
Scientific Program Official
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Telephone: 513-841-4271

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