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Portland Bridges to Baccalaureate Seminar Series Presents

Understanding the Fetal Origins of Disease

Friday May 16, 2014
1:30 - 2:30pm
PCC Sylvania, SCB 107

About the lecture

Dr. Kent L. Thornburg, Director of OHSU’s Heart Research Center, discusses the fetal origins of disease and presents compelling new research linking maternal and childhood nutrition to vulnerabilities for chronic diseases later in life AND in the next generation such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Bio: Dr. Thornburg, PhD in developmental physiology, leads clinical studies to determine the role of maternal diet and body in regulating fetal growth in women. Dr. Thornburg holds professorial appointments in Physiology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Medicine. He has published over 125 papers on pregnancy and fetal development and co-authored a leading book on placental physiology.


May 9, 2014
Cascade, JH 104

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