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Dr. Russell Kirby and the Birth Defects Surveillance Program team host statewide meeting

| Community & Family Health, Monday Letter, Our People

On October 11-22, researchers from the University of South Florida College of Public Health hosted the Florida Birth Defects Registry Meeting “Connecting What Counts: Surveillance, Services, and Support for Children with Down Syndrome.” Russell Kirby, PhD, professor, and members of the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program team coordinated the event which included speakers on genetic counseling, OB/GYN, national and local research, psychiatry, programs, support groups, advocacy, and others.

Dr. Kirby is a professor and the Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health. He also directs the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program.