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CCTST Grand Rounds on Preterm Birth and Infant Mortality
Date: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: MSB Room 4051


The impact of preterm birth on infant mortality is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MSB Room 4051.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Olga Basso, PhD, will discuss, "Preterm birth and mortality: what lies beneath?"

Basso is an associate professor of epidemiology in the department of obstetrics & gynecology at McGill University, Montreal. She will review the evidence on preterm birth as a heterogeneous determinant of neonatal mortality; demonstrate some of the clinical and methodological implications of the multi-causal origin of preterm birth; and distinguish the contribution of the underlying pathologies causing preterm birth from the effect of immaturity per se.

From noon to 1 p.m., James Greenberg, MD, and Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, will discuss, "Building transdisciplinary teams to prevent prematurity and reduce infant mortality."

Greenberg is director of the division of neonatology and co-director of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Perinatal Institute. Muglia is director of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at CCHMC. They will identify the major contributors to infant mortality; define how preterm birth drives infant mortality rates; and explain why transdisciplinary teams are needed to reduce infant mortality.

Made possible by a NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, CCTST Grand Rounds are free and open to the public. Continuing educational credit is offered.

Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP to by Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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