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Researchers Aim to Prevent Global Prematurity and Stillbirths
Date:2/18/2008

leadership and contribution to maternal, neonatal and child health issues within low, middle or high income countries. This committee will advise the researchers on their findings and guide development of the program content for the international summit.

Researchers include:

-- Fernando Barros - Investigator, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas; Pelotas, Brazil

-- Zulfiqar Bhutta - Investigator, Aga Khan University; Karachi, Pakistan

-- Mike Gravett - Investigator, University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, WA, USA

-- Tom Hansen - CEO of Children's Hospital and Co-PI of the Program; Seattle, WA, USA

-- Joy Lawn - Investigator, Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children-US; Cape Town, South Africa

-- Craig Rubens - Principle Investigator, Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, WA, USA

-- Cynthia Stanton - Investigator, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

-- Cesar Victora - Investigator, University of Pelotas; Pelotas, Brazil

The objectives of the Office for Prevention of Prematurity and Stillbirth are to identify mechanisms, causes and risk factors for prematurity and stillbirths that will lead to the development of new diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic interventions around the globe.

For more information please visit: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/prematurity/

About Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, Seattle, Wash.

At the forefront of pediatric research, the Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle conducts research under nine major centers and is internationally recognized for its discoveries in cancer, genetics, health services, immunology, pathology, infectious disease and vaccines. Consistently r
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