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  • In the Know: Fresh Beef and Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy

    Parental nutrition during pregnancy is pivotal to the development and lifelong health of the infant. While the Mediterranean diet has long been hailed for its health benefits, the role of the diet’s components, especially beef, have not been thoroughly studied. Last month, Christifano et al. published a study examining this in a cohort of over…

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  • Connections Corner: International DOHaD Webinar Series

    The International DOHaD Society hosts bimonthly webinars highlighting the work of scientists across the globe, check out their list of webinars here! The next two webinars are: June 19 (12:00am/03:00 am PST/EST) – Early Childhood Sleep Duration Patterns and Cognition, Dr. Shirong Cai, PhD, Singapore Institute for Clinical Science. Reserve your spot for this webinar…

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  • 2024 Annual Meeting Schedule At A Glance

    We are thrilled to share our schedule at a glance for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the US DOHaD Society! See below and visit our Annual Meeting page to download and share the schedule, register for the meeting, submit an abstract, and reserve a room at the Rizzo Center! We can’t wait to see you…

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  • 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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