NIH and CDC Announce Grantees for the Sudden Death in the Young Registry
The NIH and CDC announce awards to ten grantees for the Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Registry. The SDY registry is an expansion of the CDC's Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry, which currently tracks sudden unexpected deaths in infants up to age 1 in nine states.
A registry of deaths in young people from conditions such as heart disease and epilepsy will help investigators define the scope of the problem and understand the characteristics of youths who die suddenly. The program will estimate the incidence of sudden death in infants, children, and young adults up to age 24 (depending on state mandate) by analyzing comprehensive data on each case.
The Sudden Death in the Young Registry is jointly funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the CDC.