CTSI seminar explores mineral dynamics in pregnant teens

portrait_koo4Kimberly O’Brien, Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University will be lecturing as part of the CTSI Seminar Series on Tuesday, September 10th. Dr. O’Brien’s research focuses on the impact of adolescent pregnancy, particularly among minority populations, on maternal and fetal bone health, risk of anemia, vitamin D insufficiency, birth outcomes and determinants of adolescent weight gain across pregnancy. Her talk on Tuesday is titled, “Mineral Dynamics in pregnant teens: Is the fetus a perfect parasite?”

The theme of the Fall CTSI Seminar Series is “From Test Tube to Table: Understanding the Evolving Science of Nutrition Research.” The series takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. You can access the full schedule here. Lunch is provided, please provide your own beverage. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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