Upstate KIDS Clinic Visits!

Upstate KIDS will soon start clinic visits, beginning with areas around Albany, Buffalo and Rochester, offering you efficient visits held at convenient locations! Medical assistants and nurses have been trained on how to use some cool, special devices to measure novel things like lung inflammation, artery flexibility and body fat. The goal of the visits is to learn more about you and your child to answer some important questions that can help advance our understanding of heart health. We will be sending invitation letters out to families in the next few years as your child reaches 7-8 years old. Keep an eye out for it and as always, feel free to contact us for more information!


Upstate KIDS in the News!

We wanted to share a recent Upstate KIDS paper published in the journal Pediatrics that was featured by the National Institutes of Health and CNN Health News. In it we found that both moms’ and dads’ weight may matter for kids’ development. Thanks for your ongoing support of the study! Without the generous time you spend on our questionnaires, we would not be making such great progress in learning about child health!



The Upstate KIDS study is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one of the National Institutes of Health, of the US Department of Health and Human Service. This project is in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany. The Upstate KIDS Study tracks the growth, motor, and social development of children given the increasing use of infertility treatment, occurrence of maternal obesity and pregnancy complications, and rising maternal age at birth. From 2008 to 2010, over 5000 mothers and their 6000 children born from the 57 counties of New York State (exclusive of New York City) joined this important study!

Upstate KIDS Follow-Up Study Team, see our staff site for more info.