Core Leader: Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, PhD
Co-Investigator: Kathryn Pollak, PhD
Co-Investigator: Paul Bloom, PhD
The NICHES Community Outreach & Translation Core (COTC) is working on a project called "CEASE", or Community Education About Smoke Exposure. The COTC team consists of professors and students at Duke who are helping to communicate to the public the effects of exposure to tobacco smoke on children's brain development. One of the major areas of interest of the investigators in the NICHES program is the link between exposure to tobacco smoke and the risk of ADHD in children.
For the CEASE project, the COTC team has developed a brochure to educate the public about how exposure to tobacco smoke can change the way genes function, putting the child at higher risk of ADHD.
For more information, please visit the CEASE web site: “Help Babies Avoid Smoke!”