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National Institutes of Health

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Gunnison has demonstrated unparalleled success in supporting Case Management, Laboratory Management, Examination Data Collection (including integration with biomedical equipment) in the effort to track the nation’s health. Our dedication to Quality Control is manifested in digital recording of interviews, the design of non-response follow-up systems, and coverage measurement systems.

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National Children’s Study

Gunnison was awarded a 5-year contract to support the National Children’s Study (NCS). The NCS was a planned large-scale, long-term study of U.S. children and their parents designed to study environmental and genetic influences on child health and development.

The Pilot NCS Vanguard Study began in 2009, testing methods and procedures planned for use in a larger Main Study. When recruitment ended for the pilot in July 2013, the Vanguard Study had enrolled approximately 5,000 children in 40 locations across the country.

Gunnison led the requirements definition and user acceptance testing for the pilot, and went on to assist in the same capacity for the main study. The planned NCS Main Study would have followed 100,000 children from before birth to age 21. However, the NIH Director decided to close the NCS in December 2014. Gunnison assisted with the project closeout activities which completed June 2015.

Sister Study Information Management System

Gunnison supported the design, development, testing and deployment of the Sister Study Information Management System. The Sister Study is the only long-term study of women aged 35 to 74 who have sisters with breast cancer. It is a national study to learn how environment and genes affect the chances of getting breast cancer. It recently exceeded its recruitment goal of 50,000 women, and will follow the women for at least 10 years to collect information about genes, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may cause breast cancer.



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