Posts Tagged birth defects

COPH researchers investigate the association of air pollution and risk of birth defects

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High levels of fine particulate air pollutants are associated with several select congenital heart defects and the highest level of benzene links to increased prevalence of orofacial clefts, a new USF College of Public Health study found. The clinical significance of the environmental factors in the risk for birth defects requires […]

COPH researchers publish on birth defects surveillance

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USF’s College of Public Health faculty and staff, together with the Florida Department of Health, have recently published a manuscript titled, “The Accuracy of Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Codes for Major Birth Defects: Evaluation of a Statewide Registry With Passive Case Ascertainment.” Published in the Journal of Public Health Management & […]

FBDR statewide meeting figured prominently in National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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One of the highlights of National Birth Defects Prevention Month was the Florida Birth Defects Registry statewide meeting held Jan. 8-9 at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel in Tampa. With the USF College of Public Health as its driving force, the registry’s third statewide meeting gathered some 50 attendees from across […]

Dr. Russell Kirby and colleagues report on neural tube defects

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USF Distinguished University Professor Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, and colleagues published “Updated Estimates of Neural Tube Defect Prevented by Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification — United States, 1995-2011.” The article is in the January issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Dr. Kirby is a professor and the Marrell […]

Dr. Wendy Nembhard earns Fulbright to conduct epidemiology research in Australia

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Aiming to shed a stronger light on the long-term outcomes for children with congenital heart defects in Australia, Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, MPH, will work at the University of Western Australia as part of a highly competitive Fulbright scholarship. Dr. Nembhard, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics […]