News & Updates

  • Now Accepting Nominations: US DOHaD Scientific Award

    The US DOHaD Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new society award: the US DOHaD Scientific Award! The US DOHaD Society Scientific Award was established to recognize a scientist or team who has performed exceptional DOHaD research in the United States. The award aims to highlight formative, groundbreaking, or pioneering research contributions…

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  • In the Know: Sex-specific childhood behavior associations with placental corticotropin releasing hormone

    The third trimester of pregnancy is a critical window of exposure for the developing fetal brain, and therefore, cognition and behavior later in life. This spring in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, Barrett et al. published a study investigating associations between childhood behavior and levels of placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (pCRH) during pregnancy. pCRH is released in increasing…

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  • Member Spotlight: Sue Fenton + become a Member today!

    US DOHaD Society members are essential to collaboration and community across a diverse range of scientists, clinicians, and trainees! Today, we wanted to highlight: Sue Fenton, PhD MS, is the director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment at North Carolina State University and has been a long-time member of the US DOHaD…

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  • Connection Corner: OHSU DOHaD Summer Course

    Do you know a trainee who would benefit from learning more about Developmental Origins of Health and Disease and connect with other trainees and leaders in the field? Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) Center for Developmental Health hosts a summer course geared to help trainees, from graduate students to early-stage faculty, interact with nationally…

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  • 2024 US DOHaD Annual Meeting Program Announced!

    We are so excited to announce keynote speakers, topic sessions, and our trainee day programming for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the US DOHaD Society! This year’s meeting theme is Exploring Translational DOHaD Science: From Cells to Communities. Our topics and speakers represents the entire spectrum of DOHaD research, representing basic science to population health!…

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  • DOHaD Job Opportunities: Dept. of Neonatology Assistant Professor

    The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics is hiring a research scientist with experience in human milk, growth/body composition, and neurodevelopmental outcomes for preterm infants. Learn more below and contact Phu Tran, PhD for more information. Have a DOHaD job posting you’re interested in advertising? Contact us at usdohad@gmail.com!

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  • In the Know: Adolescent understanding of DOHaD concepts

    Much of our understanding of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease surrounds the importance of pre-conception through the First Thousand Days as windows of intervention and opportunities for education… but what does the next generation of parents know about DOHaD? A recent publication in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease by Tohi…

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  • Where is US DOHaD?: SRI 2024

    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease was a hot topic this year at the Society for Reproductive Investigation annual meeting and we were so pleased to see some of our members in attendance! The US DOHaD Society is busy preparing our own annual meeting and trainee day October 14-16 in Chapel Hill, NC – learn…

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  • Connection Corner: International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) 2024

    The International Federation of Placenta Associations is hosting their annual meeting September 2-6, 2024 in Montreal, Canada! The theme for the meeting is The fabulous long destiny of the placenta: Shaping life after pregnancy. They hope to welcome new presenters and delegates from all career stages to the IFPA family. Registration for this conference will…

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  • Member Spotlight: Vasantha Padmanabhan + Renew your membership today! 

    US DOHaD Society members play a critical role in fostering community and collaboration across a diverse range of scientists, clinicians, and trainees! Today, we wanted to highlight: Vasantha Padmanabhan, MS PhD, a long-time US DOHaD Member and Professor Emerita from the University of Michigan. She was inspired to join the US DOHaD Society for its…

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