Executive Function: A Better Way to Evaluate the Impact of Deworming on Children's Educational Outcomes?

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Scott Smith,

Date and Time

March 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Availability

RSVP

Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM March 12.

Location

CISAC Conference Room

This project focuses on intestinal roundworms, a neglected disease in China.  These infections may have a devastating effect on a population, siphoning valuable nutrients away from the host, leading to malnutrition, stunted growth and poorer school performance. In the study, the researchers aim to contribute to the literature by conducting a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) in rural China to measure the impact of worm infection on school children.