Welcome to Our New Website!!

The US DOHaD Society Council is proud to announce the opening of our new and improved website https://www.usdohad.org. On the website you will find all of the latest Society updates, information regarding our annual meetings, membership registration and renewal forms, council member bios, and links to our new social media platforms (Twitter & LinkedIn) which we invite you to follow.

Save the Date for the 7th Annual US DOHaD Society Meeting!!

We invite you to join us at the 7th annual meeting of the US DOHaD Society, “Developmental Crossroads: intersecting origins of health and disease,” will take place September 17th-19th, 2023 at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, MO. We have an outstanding trainee day and scientific program planned and hope that you will plan to join us in Kansas City! Register now to receive a 10% early-bird registration discount the code early23.

A room block for meeting attendees has been reserved at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Children’s Mercy Hospital block rate (USD166) can be accessed at the link found here. The room block rate will expire on August 28, 2023 or upon capacity.

On our website, you can find the program preview which highlights keynote and ECHO-funded speakers who will be speaking on the five sub-themes within the umbrella of the meeting theme, “Developmental Crossraods: intersecting origins of health and disease”. Be on the lookout for the call for abstract submissions, which will soon follow in late May!

Welcome to Our New Social Media Committee!!

A huge thank you to our newest Council members, Alysha Everett and Anna Carver, who have been working diligently on the US DOHaD Society social media initiative. You can now follow the US DOHaD Society on Twitter and LinkedIn to receive news updates and share research and news with us!

Alysha Everett

Alysha is a PhD student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Nutrition and BioHealth Science from Oregon State University and her master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from UAB, where she began working with her current mentor Paula Chandler-Laney. Her research interests include intergenerational health disparities and understanding how fetal development influences long-term risk for disease. For her dissertation, Alysha is investigating whether leptin resistance contributes to obesity among children born to women with obesity, with or without gestational diabetes. She is a new volunteer with the DOHaD society and will be focusing her efforts on creating social media platforms for the society.

Anna Carver

Anna is a third-year Genetics PhD student at the University of Iowa in Dr. Hanna Steven’s lab. Anna received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Biology, where she began her research career in developmental genetics. Currently, Anna is studying the influence of placental genetics on fetal neurodevelopment in mice. Anna is particularly interested in placental Igf-1 expression and how it may be relevant to autism spectrum disorder. Anna looks forward to being able to contribute to the DOHaD community by assisting in creating a DOHaD social media presence.

The US DOHaD Council is Searching for a Secretary!!

Please nominate (or self-nominate) a candidate for Secretary of the US DOHaD Society (2023-2024 term). The US DOHaD Society, founded in 2016, is affiliated with the International DOHaD Society as a Regional Society and represents a unique platform for US investigators to share their passion and research in the field of early-life exposures and their impacts on long-term health outcomes. As Secretary, the nominated candidate will participate in a range of council activities, including attending monthly council meetings, producing newsletter content, raising funds to support Society activities (annual meeting, website maintenance, awards, etc.), and organizing the annual meeting. The Secretary position is responsible for recording council meeting minutes, producing the scientific program for the annual meeting, maintaining communication with the International DOHaD Society regarding membership and other societal matters, and coordinating with other executive members (President, Vice-President, and Treasurer) to apply for R13/U13 funding from the NIH institutes (e.g., NIEHS) to support the annual meeting.

Please provide the nominee’s full name and degree(s), title and current institution, a short bio/personal statement of research interests, and a short statement of why the nominee wants to hold this position. Please also include a headshot photo. Nominations can be sent via email to usdohad@gmail.com with the heading “Secretary Nomination”.

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