What is gastrochisis?
Well, Russell Kirby, PhD, MS has some clues. He recently completed a study on the increase of the gastroschisis birth defect in babies born to young mothers.
To discover the answer and learn more about the research completed by Dr. Kirby and his colleagues, read the September 10th issue of The Oracle.
Dr. Kirby is a professor and the Marrell Endowed Chair in the USF College of Public Health, Department of Community and Family Health. He directs the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program and advises the Maternal and Child Health Student Organization. In April, graduate students in public health presented him with the 2013 Outstanding Professor Award.
Rare birth defect on the rise