Dr. Roger Young Elected to National Board of Trustees of March of Dimes
Roger C. Young, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont School of Medicine, has been elected to the national Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes Foundation, it was announced today.
March of Dimes trustees, who serve as volunteers, represent the public in governing the organization and advancing its mission and serve five-year terms.
"Dr. Young is committed to the core mission of the March of Dimes. We look forward to working with him over the next five years," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes.
Dr. Young has reviewed scientific grant applications for the March of Dimes for six years, and has been a member of the organization's Scientific Advisory Committee since 2006. During his career, which also has included academic appointments at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Medical University of South Carolina; and Duke Medical Center, Dr. Young has conducted basic and translational research, culminating in a five-year National Institute of Health-sponsored research project on the physiology of the uterus. He is a recognized leader in the field of uterine physiology of pregnancy, and has a long-range goal of decreasing the rising rates of premature birth in the United States -- also a component of the mission of the March of Dimes. He has published 41 peer-reviewed articles and dozens of abstracts, and has presented at numerous national and international meetings. He has also co-edited one book.
Dr. Young is a graduate of McDaniel College, Western Maryland College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Dr. Kathryn Schwarzenberger, have three children and live in South Burlington, Vermont.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy
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