Navigation Links
Professor who links nutrition to birth defects honored by The March of Dimes
Date:11/3/2013

Boston, MA, Nov. 4, 2013 - A researcher who showed that what a woman consumes during pregnancy may increase her baby's risk of developing a birth defect will receive the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for outstanding achievements in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition.

Gary M. Shaw, DrPH, is professor and associate chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also co-principal investigator of the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Stanford University.

Dr. Shaw's research has helped prevent a variety birth defects and identified many risk factors, including medication use, occupational exposures, alcohol use, nutritional factors, medical conditions, and genetic variants. Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes, presented the award to Dr. Shaw during the 141st annual meeting of the American Public Health Association held here.

"Dr. Shaw's research on human birth defects shows that the consumption of alcohol and poor nutrition can increase the risks of birth defects for babies. Through his research, he has influenced how healthcare providers counsel their pregnant patients on what to eat and what they should avoid," said Dr. Howse. "The March of Dimes is honored to recognize Dr. Shaw's efforts toward our goal of giving more babies a healthy start in life."

Dr. Shaw received his doctorate in epidemiology in 1986 from University of California at Berkeley. He has conducted epidemiologic research for 25 years. He has collaborated with many key researchers in the field of birth defects and has published more than 300 scientific papers. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Shaw was the Research Director/Epidemiologist of the March of Dimes California Research Division for 20 years.

Dr. Shaw's research focuses on the epidemiology of birth defects, the interaction between genes and the environment on newborn health outcomes, and nutriti
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.com
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Louisiana Tech University professor earns NSF Early Career Development grant
2. Clemson professor awarded nearly $600,000 4-year grant to study language of plants
3. Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering professor earns recognition, funding for research
4. Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism
5. President Obama names SF State math professor a top young scientist
6. From textbook to flexbook: Professor uses new collaborative tool in the classroom
7. IHME professor named first health measurement winner of prestigious innovation award
8. Guys, take note: Male birth control pill may be ready soon, says Texas A&M professor
9. UBC professor wins Canadas top pharmaceutical research award
10. Huddersfield professors ground-breaking research shows just how well the 2012 Games were run
11. Grove Professor receives $1.5MM to study breast cancer therapies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 Twelve of the ... by their peers as the 2015 Giants of ... at the Chicago Illuminating Company last night. The awardees ... oncologists for landmark achievements in translational research, gene therapy, ... course of cancer treatment. , Honorees were introduced and ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... You've probably heard that using cotton swabs to clean the ... found a better way to remove ear wax? Luckily, a ... need. , They developed SUNDENG EAR CLEANER to ease the ... from the ears. What's more, it is safer and more ... today for children and adults of all ages. As such, ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Thousands of aesthetic industry ... Meeting, sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic ... hand was Zeltiq, the parent company of one of ... With blazing growth, the one-of-a-kind device just sold ... Zeltiq is currently in the news for gaining the ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... The results of a 40+ year study in ... to cause mesothelioma, regardless of the volume of exposure. ... Surviving Mesothelioma website. , The study conducted by ... found that, among the 138 cases of mesothelioma that ... of them happened at plants that had, at some ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 On Thursday, ... Dr. Charles Simone and Dr. Evan Alley both ... ‘Meet the Mesothelioma Experts’ series. The interview was ... mesothelioma centers of excellence. Drs. Simone and Alley ... Mary Hesdorffer, with whom they discussed the mesothelioma ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 2Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 3Health News:OncLive’s 2015 Giant of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced 4Health News:Improved Ear Hygiene Tool Invented by InventHelp Clients (KSC-952) 2Health News:Dr. Paul Vitenas Meets with Zeltiq President and CEO in Montreal 2Health News:Dr. Paul Vitenas Meets with Zeltiq President and CEO in Montreal 3Health News:New Study Finds Close Link Between Crocidolite Asbestos and Deadly Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Interview with Mesothelioma Experts, Drs. Simone and Alley Now Available on Demand 2
... unlikely to be caused by a decrease in mammography screening, ... Journal of the National Cancer Institute . It is ... , There has been a recent, rapid decline in ... Initiative study found that hormone therapy was associated with an ...
... B: apo A-I ratio is not a better predictor ... that include total cholesterol and HDL-C, according to a ... Current risk-prediction instruments and guidelines for coronary heart disease ... (LDL-C), total cholesterol, or both for CHD risk assessment. ...
... can diagnose venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) in cancer patients ... the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis which are regularly done ... according to a recent study conducted by radiologists at ... , Venous thromboembolic disease can be fatal if left ...
... warfarin) and antiplatelet drugs (e.g., acetylsalicylic acid) are ... diseases. In this study, Joseph Delaney MSc, Dr. ... in 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastrointestinal ... Kingdom. They documented a 46-fold increase in the ...
... Spirometry testing is a widely accepted and encouraged ... new research shows that it is not used nearly ... CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of ... patients with a COPD diagnosis ever received spirometry testing. ...
... in a nursing home or take medication to lower ... following hospitalization for heatstroke, according to a study posted ... issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the ... online today found that being confined to bed, not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms 2Health News:Use of certain lipid measures not more effective in predicting coronary heart disease 2Health News:Study says COPD testing is not measuring up 2Health News:Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke 2Health News:Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and AstraZeneca ... entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the ... checkpoint inhibitor, MEDI4736, in combination with CYRAMZA ® ... planned study will assess the combination as a treatment ... Phase I study is expected to establish the safety ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... INDIANAPOLIS , May 28, 2015  Eli Lilly and ... of its previously announced cash tender offer for up to ... debt securities. Holders of notes who tendered, and ... p.m., New York City time, on ... accepted for purchase by Lilly, are eligible to receive the ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 28, 2015 ... announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new ...  to their offering.       ... or gene silencing involves the use of ... cell, this material is processed into short ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 2Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 3Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 4Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 5Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 6Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 7Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 8Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 9Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 10Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 11Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 12Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 13Lilly and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Combination Clinical Trial in Solid Tumors 14Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 2Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 3Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 4Lilly Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.6 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding Debt Securities 5Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global RNAi Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3
... Dec. 16, 2010 Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... tightening and a market leader in aesthetic skin treatments, today ... revolutionary Thermage and Fraxel devices that have helped to build ... device industry. The milestone reflects how much the ...
... 2010 Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ... today announced that it has provided notice of voluntary ... Business Financial Services Inc. and Silicon Valley Bank.  The ... on the facility, including interest and other fees payable ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Solta Medical Ships One Millionth Tip for Thermage and Fraxel Devices 2Solta Medical Ships One Millionth Tip for Thermage and Fraxel Devices 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan for Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan and Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan for Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan and Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Plan for Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan and Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market 4
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: