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Maternal Mortality - A Global Crisis


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A relatively high percentage of women die as a result of pregnancy. Efforts are being made to determine the reasons why this percentage has been increasing and methods to reduce the number of deaths, a third of which may be preventable.

Speaker Information: Dr. Miodovnik was Chair of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at Washington Hospital Center and Professor at Georgetown University for 10 years prior to joining the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development at the NIH in 2014. Currently, he is Program Scientist  at the National Institutes of Health for the Global Network for Women’s & Children’s Health Research and the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Previously, he was Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and served as Vice Chair for Ob/Gyn. He is board certified in Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and received his medical degree at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. He pursued postgraduate training at Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital in Philadelphia and completed a fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Sponsored by: EA Martin Distinguished Lecturer

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm University Student Union , Heroid Crest Room

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