When one imagines research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ivory towers come to mind. Or at the very least, a hospital with doctors in white coats doing important things.

But for many years, that work was done in Lake Jackson or other places in Brazoria County, in storefronts and other buildings, by an organization called the Southwest SIDS Research Institute. In a week, the institute founded almost 40 years ago will close its doors, its work largely complete.

Jennifer Shrader is assistant managing editor of The Facts. She can be reached at 979-237-0151.

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