MILWAUKEE (3/31/2009) - Alan Fleischman, MD, senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes, will speak at a symposium April 2 and 3 to discuss current research in prematurity and the National Children's Study, which launches in Waukesha County in April. Dr. Fleischman also is chair of the Federal Advisory Committee to the National Children's Study.
Fleischman will discuss "Prematurity: Solutions Within Our Grasp" 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at The Grain Exchange, 225 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee. His second presentation, "The National Children's Study: The Scientific Potential and Ethical Challenges," takes place 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, in coordination with another visiting speaker, Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, and associate dean of Research in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.
Arrangements to attend either event can be made by calling Erin Hareng, (414) 266-5420.
Since 1938, the March of Dimes, one of the nation's leaders in maternal and infant health, has saved the lives of millions of babies and continues to support research to prevent childhood diseases. They carry out their mission of improving the health of babies through through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives.
Children's Research Institute helps premature babies through many cutting-edge research efforts and programs like newborn screening, fetal concerns and studies on the multiple aspects of birth defects.