Upstate KIDS Home Visits!

We are gearing up to bring you Upstate KIDS home visits! Very soon medical assistants and nurses will be coming to University at Albany for training and equipment. They will be trained on how to use some cool devices to measure novel things like lung inflammation, artery flexibility and body fat. We are posting more info on our Facebook page and here in a new “Home Visits” Section under “For Parents.” The goal of the visits are 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!

In a recent Upstate KIDS paper we looked at how infant motor skills may be associated with how well they did on cognitive tests. We found that standing earlier may indicate better performance on cognitive and adaptive tests at older age. The paper was highlighted by CNN Health News. Thanks again for your support of the study. Without your help we would not be able to learn about childhood growth, development and - soon - heart 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.