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Professor Dana Suskind, MD, is the founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, a research program at the University of Chicago Medicine based on the scientifically demonstrated critical importance of early language exposure on the developing child. Among her honors, Dr. Suskind received the University of Chicago Medical Faculty Award as Distinguished Leader in Program Innovation. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Beth Suskind is codirector of the Thirty Million Words Initiative and is integral to translating the complexities of the science behind their research into a curriculum. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Leslie Lewinter-Suskind, BS, MSS, MFA, former director of International Program, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, LSU Medical School in New Orleans, provided invaluable assistance in the writing of Thirty Million Words. She lives in Southern California.
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