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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time October 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM
End Date / Time October 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Duration 1 hour(s)
Location 206 Preston Research Building
Presenter Name David Aronoff, MD, Vanderbilt University
Presentation Title Immunological Consequences of "Diabesity" at the Maternal-Fetal Interface
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

David Aronoff, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Vanderbilt University

 Both obesity and diabetes are increasing in prevalence in reproductive-age women. These metabolic stressors impact fetal development as well as the long-term health of offspring. In addition, infectious diseases are important threats to maternal-child health, often leading to downstream complications for the newborn. Both metabolic stress and infections of pregnant women have been linked to increased risk for neurocognitive disability in offspring. Here we present highly collaborative research examining the interactions of metabolic and infectious inflammatory stressors on fetal development, with a focus on the fetal brain. 


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