CHOP and Penn Researchers Receive $50 Million NIH Grant to Study Impact of Environmental Factors on Pregnancy and Children’s Health

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine have received a $50 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the impact of environmental influences on pregnancy and children’s health. The research program is part of the NIH’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, which funds research to uncover how environmental exposures during preconception, pregnancy and early life affect children’s long-term health.