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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

Matthew Davis quoted in UPI about medical research opportunities for children

Monday, July 25, 2011

Matthew Davis was quoted in a UPI article called, "Many unaware of child medical research." The article explains the findings of a recent C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health that shows only 16 percent of parents know about medical research opportunities for children—versus the 68 percent who are aware of adult-focused medical research opportunities.

"Medical research is the backbone of improving medical care. Without volunteers, medical research cannot move forward," Davis said in a statement. "Awareness about research opportunities, which is a necessary step before participation, is reasonably high among adults but strikingly low for children's research. To improve participation rates among children, researchers and institutions evidently need to do a better job of getting the word out to parents."