Partnerships - Environmental Health Funding

Michigan Bloodspot Environmental Epidemiology Project (BLEEP)

To generate insights into the impact of prenatal environmental exposure on adverse health outcomes, BLEEP seeds early stage epidemiological research that utilizes the State of Michigan’s newborn blood spot repository – the Michigan Neonatal BioBank – to investigate whether researchers can obtain environmental exposure and genetic information from the available bloodspots.

The $450,000 award from the URC has been distributed to 12 early stage epidemiological research projects through two competitive rounds of funding. Preliminary results from a number of these projects have yielded academic publications and external funding.

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