Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Joint Satellite - Myometrium/Parturition/PREBIC
- Ovarian Biology
- Joint Satellite - Placental & Fetal Physiology
After 50 years of service at OHSU, Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., is retiring as leader of the Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, director of the Center for Developmental Health and interim director of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. (OHSU)
Dr. Kent Thornburg’s research career has been among the most outstanding and influential in perinatology and developmental programming in the world, with particular focus on how women adapt to pregnancy, the development of the fetal heart and the roles of maternal diet and body composition in regulating fetal growth and lifelong health. Dr. Thornburg’s discovery that placental morphometry predicts the risk of developing major adult diseases has been paradigm-shifting. Specifically, the importance and potential impact of Dr. Thornburg’s research in this area is profound because his contributions have provided the foundation for the development of novel interventions targeting the placenta to alleviate pregnancy complications and to improve the health of the next generation.
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