To help address the Zadroga Act research mandate (Public Law 111–347, as amended by Public Laws 114–113 and 116–59), as supported by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program in consultation with the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee, NIOSH is soliciting applications
for scientifically rigorous research (42 U.S.C.
§300mm–51) among enrolled certified-eligible WTC survivors and similarly exposed populations in New York City in Manhattan between Houston Street and 14th Street and in Brooklyn to help answer critical questions about:
Physical and mental health conditions that may be related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; Diagnosing WTC-related health conditions for which there has been diagnostic uncertainty; and Treating WTC-related health conditions for which there has been treatment uncertainty.
A major area of research interest of this announcement also includes improving the healthcare and wellbeing of at-risk survivor populations including minority groups, women exposed while pregnant or of reproductive age, the elderly, adolescents, and other minor children.
Certified-eligible WTC survivors (adults and children) include individuals who lived, worked, went to school, or attended child or adult day care in the New York City (NYC) Disaster Area, as defined in 42 CFR 8 8. 1, on September 11, 2001, or in the following days, weeks, or months and those otherwise meeting the eligibility criteria in 42 CFR 8 8. 7 or 8 8. 8 who have been identified as eligible for medical monitoring and treatment as described in 42 CFR 8 8. 1 or 8 8. 12(b).
In addition to certified-eligible WTC survivors, proposed research can include sampled populations outside the NYC disaster area in Manhattan as far north as 14th Street and in Brooklyn, along with control populations, to identify potential for long-term adverse health effects in less exposed populations.