October 31, 2023

C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development hosts Nov. 16 symposium on Maternal-Fetal Health

The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at the Wayne State University School of Medicine will host the symposium “Maternal-Fetal Health: Bridging Science & Practice” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 16, to held in person at 275 East Hancock Street in Detroit, and online.

Registration is now open at https://rsvp.wayne.edu/maternalfetalhealthsymposium/.

Ahizechukwu C. Eke, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. is the events keynote speaker.

The program, held in collaboration with University Research Corridor partners Wayne State, University of Michigan and Michigan State University, and Health Ford Health, will showcase a combination of basic science, translational and clinical talks, as well as a session in the area of pregnancy, infectious diseases and preterm birth.

The C.S. Mott Center was established 50 years ago to promote research relating to pregnancy and children’s health with focus on obstetric medicine, reproductive immunology, preterm birth and perinatal biology. 

The event will conclude with a livestreamed question-and-answer session geared for the general public to interact with a panel of experts, including symposium speakers.

The complete agenda is available at https://mott.med.wayne.edu/maternal-fetal-health-bridging-science-practice-agenda/

For more information or for questions about the event, contact Alyssa Alday at 313-577-6011 or alyssa.alday@wayne.edu.

The day’s speakers are:

Keynote Speaker:
Ahizechukwu C. Eke, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director of Research and Maternal Fetal medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“How effective is vaginal progesterone at preventing preterm delivery in women with a history of spontaneous preterm birth and a singleton pregnancy?”

Gil G. Mor, M.D., Ph.D.
John M. Malone Jr. M.D., Endowed Chair of Women’s Health Research
Science Director, The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
Associate (Vice) Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Wayne State University School of Medicine

Jay Ramadoss, Ph.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Physiology
Director, Pregnancy and Environment Division,
The C.S. Mott center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University School of Medicine
“Impact of E-Cigarette Vaping Aerosol Exposure in Pregnancy on Fetal Adaptations”

Jiahui Ding, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
“Sex dimorphism of placenta and its response to exposome”

Asgi T. Fazleabas, Ph.D. 
Distinguished University Professor, MSU Foundation Professor
Associate Chair of Research of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Michigan State University at Grand Rapids

“Models for embryo implantation and decidualization: a role for NOTCH”

Jennifer Condon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
“Resolving Inflammation During Pregnancy”

Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
“Understanding HIV Infection in the Female Reproductive Tract”

Jennifer E. Johnson, Ph.D. 
C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Michigan State University
“Implementation science for maternal health equity”

Eduardo Villamor, M.D., Dr.PH, M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“Intergenerational effects of maternal obesity on offspring and grand-offspring perinatal outcomes”

Kevin Theis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
“The vaginal micro-immuno environment and preterm birth”

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