Paid Research Studies for Young WTC Health Registrees

The Broadsheet Daily

If you lived, worked, or attended school in lower Manhattan during 9/11, are 25 years old or younger, and have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry, you may be eligible for two separate research studies being conducted by the New York University (NYU) and Columbia University.

Residents after the attacks. Photo Daily Broadsheet

Residents after the attacks. Photo Daily Broadsheet

The two studies are as follows:

  1. The Stress and Well-Being Study, which focuses on adolescents and young adults who were 0-12 years of age on 9/11, is being conducted by Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with the WTC Health Registry.  Participants will be asked about their health, mental health and well-being, including how they deal with stress in their daily lives.  A parent or guardian will also be interviewed if the youth is currently under 18 years of age, as well as parents or guardians of those over 18, with the youth’s consent.  Parents or guardians are asked about their own experiences on 9/11, including which coping skills were employed and what disaster planning is now in place.  Study interviewers are available seven days a week, including nights and holidays, and go to the participant’s home, or to another convenient place, to conduct the interview(s), and each participant is compensated.
  1.  The World Trade Center Adolescent Health Study, conducted by the NYU School of Medicine in collaboration with the Registry: This study will help fill in the knowledge gap about post-9/11 adolescent physical health, and will also give participants the opportunity to learn about their lung and heart health in a non-invasive and unique way. Appointments are available five days a week, including Saturdays and week nights.  Parents will also answer a short survey and will be paid as well.

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World Trade Center workers face higher risk of autoimmune diseases, study finds

Mark Johnson Journal Sentinel

More than a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks, new information continues to emerge on the health risks faced by the men and women who worked at the site of the World Trade Center.

A new report in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology finds a strong link between long-term work at the site of the collapsed twin towers and the development of various autoimmune diseases, including arthritis and lupus.

The study reports that the risk of developing an autoimmune disease over the next decade rose about 13% for every month a person worked at the site. Researchers estimated that people who worked 10 months at the site were more than three times as likely to develop an autoimmune disease as people who worked there for only one month. Read More »

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3 World Trade Center construction nearing an end date

Steve Cuozzo New York Post

Since Larry Silverstein got all his financing for 3 World Trade Center last fall, the project has appeared to some to be rising slowly above its 7-story “podium” level. But the pace is rapidly picking up.

Construction of 3 World Trade Center, seen here in June, should be complete by December 2016.Photo: AP

Construction of 3 World Trade Center, seen here in June, should be complete by December 2016.Photo: AP

The concrete core has reached the 14th floor and for the first time, steel and concrete are going up at the same time. Floors above 14 are basically repetitive, and by summer, the tower will be adding one floor per week en route to its full 80-story height. Read More »

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