4338.0 Infant and Child Health Poster Session

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
Posters will describe how the Pediatric Immunization Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center ("Birth PIP") improves on-time immunization compliance. They will also discuss the importance of including fetal mortality with infant mortality, for a feto-infant mortality rate, to more accurately depict the burden of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Other posters will define hypoxic-ischemic insult, describe the effect of hypoxia-ischemia on the neonate brain, analyze the effects of hypoxic preconditioning on hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns, and discuss risk factors for hypoxia-ischemia.
Session Objectives: Compare the distribution and determinants of fetal and early neonatal mortality. Name three leading determinants for both fetal and early neonatal mortality. Assess the extent of protection of brain from damage caused by hypoxia-ischemia. Recognize the importance of a life-course model in investigating infant mortality in the context of maternal social origin and achieved status.
Hani Atrash, MD, MPH

Board 2
Fetal and early neonatal death: Do the determinants vary?
Ashley O. Carter, MPH and Derek Chapman, PhD
Board 3
InfantSEE: Providing a public health program to infants in diverse populations
Mark Schwartz, MPH, Glen T. Steele, OD FCOVD, Norma K. Bowyer, OD MS MPH FAAO, Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO, Walter Morton, OD and James Spangler, OD
Board 4
Hypoxic preconditioning reduces hypoxic-ischemic injury in newborn piglet brain
Melissa D. Frank, MPH(c), Anli Zhu, Saneyuki Yasuda, MD and Jahan Ara, PhD
Board 6
Case for residential context in the study of parental warmth
Shalini Tendulkar, ScD, S.V. Subramanian, PhD, Karestan Koenen, PhD and Stephen L. Buka, ScD
Board 7
Dynamics of Cognitive Delay Between 24 and 48 Months of Age
Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH, George Farkas, PhD, Paul L. Morgan, PhD and Steven A. Maczuga, MS
Board 10

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health