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Aaron Matthew Kahan

The Aaron Matthew SIDS Research Guild was established to fund much-needed research in this field at Seattle Children's Hospital Integrative Brain Research Institute. Researchers from Seattle Children's Hospital, New York University, Langone Medical Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Virginia, University of Auckland, and University of Bristol England are working on this terrible mystery. In partnership with these medical professionals, Microsoft data scientists have volunteered thousands of hours, and Microsoft Philanthropies has donated Azure cloud resources, to support this work.

The guild was named in honor of Aaron Matthew Kahan, son of Heather Kahan and John B. Kahan, GM of Customer Data and Analytics at Microsoft. Aaron died of SIDS days after his birth in 2003. The guild includes leaders from Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Integrative Brain Research Institute, Microsoft, Accenture, Marriott Hotels, and Adobe. John and Heather Kahan are matching all gifts over $250 made to this cause, up to $250,000. Microsoft matches $15,000 per employee

A special message from John and Heather Kahan on behalf of the Aaron Matthew SIDS Research GUILD of Seattle Children's


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On Capitol Hill advocating for Scarlett's Sunshine Act!

The Scarlett’s Sunshine Act (H.R. 2271 | S. 1130) would strengthen existing efforts to better understand sudden and unexpected death in infants and children, facilitate data collection and analysis to improve prevention efforts, and support children and families.

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October 24th, 2019: King5 Interview – SIDS Dreamathon

Smoking doubles risk of SIDS, says new study between Seattle Children's and Microsoft

December 12, 2018: Announcing, The Aaron Matthew SIDS Research Guild Goes National!

We are thrilled to announce The Aaron Matthews SIDS Research Guild of Seattle Children’s has just become national as Cribs For Kids has announced the formation of The Aaron Matthew Research Foundation of Cribs For Kids. This incredible new partnership is formed to help fund critical research to stop SIDS and all unexplained and unexpected deaths of infants and children. Today we take another major step forward in stopping this once and for all.