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Award Announcement: SMDM COVID-19 Decision Modeling Grant

During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, decision modeling research is pertinent in learning how best to defeat this virus. That's why Dr. Lisa A. Prosser, President of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) and Director at CHEAR is a member of the COVID-19 Modeling Initiative. Partners include the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Michigan.

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Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education.

Our vision is to be the leader in unbiased multidisciplinary research and teaching that influences policy and systems to improve health and health care for all children in our communities near and far.

Our values: integrity, respect, collaboration, creativity, excellence, and equity.

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Mott Poll July

New from the Mott Poll: Some parents may not properly protect children from the sun

9 in 10 parents say it is very important to use sunscreen to prevent sunburn and skin cancer. Nearly half of parents choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 45 for their child. 1 in 3 parents do not re-apply sunscreen on their child on a cloudy day.

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Delivering quality research for positive impact on children’s health and well-being.

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is one of the largest health services research centers that focuses on children. Eighteen faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students conduct research and training across several core themes that include data science, emerging technologies, health outcomes research, health care policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing health services research, epidemiology, health policy, general pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties.

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