USF researchers explore impact of maternal smoking on fetus length

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A team of maternal and child health researchers from the USF College of Public Health and Morsani College of Medicine published “Impact of intrauterine tobacco exposure on fetal telomere length.”  The poster was presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in Florence, Italy, March 26-29, 2014. The research appears in the February issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The COPH team includes:

Lindsey King, MPH, CHES

Lindsey King, MPH, CHES

Lindsey King is a certified clinical research professional in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She coordinates a clinical trial that tests the efficacy of folic acid to prevent adverse birth outcomes. Additionally, King facilitates tobacco cessation courses through the Area Health Education Centers and is a certified tobacco treatment specialist.

Arnut Paothong, PhD

Arnut Paothong, PhD

Dr. Arnut Paothong is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where he also works as a graduate assistant. Prior to enrolling in the COPH, he earned a PhD from USF in statistics.

Chiaka Nwoga, MPH, CPH

Chiaka Nwoga, MPH, CPH

Chiaka Nwoga is a certified clinical research professional at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. She works as a clinical research coordinator II with the Blood & Marrow Transplantation team.

Drs. Hamisu Salihu, COPH affiliate professor, and Anupam Pradhan, former COPH research assistant professor, also contributed to the study.

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Salihu HM, Pradhan A, King L, et al. Impact of intrauterine tobacco exposure on fetal telomere length. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:205.e1-8.

The abstract is posted online.

 

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