The March of Dimes Missouri Chapter is partnering with Washington University School of Medicine for its annual Danforth Scientific Symposium. This year's symposium will spotlight the March of Dimes and the important prematurity research it is currently funding at the university.
The half-day event is free and features well known speakers and guests related to the topic of prematurity research. Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, PhD, and Larry Shapiro, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean, Washington University School of Medicine will speak at the symposium. Jennifer Howse, President of the March of Dimes, is also scheduled to offer remarks.
Louis Muglia, MD, PhD will present the keynote address on “Human Evolution, Genetics, and Birth Timing.” Muglia is Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Division of Neonatology; Director, Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth; and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Washington University scientists (and March of Dimes grantees) scheduled to share their potentially ground breaking research include: Sarah England, PhD, Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, Amanda Lewis, PhD, David Ornitz, MD, PhD and David Rudnick, MD, PhD.
The symposium begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Eric P. Newman Education Center main auditorium, 320 S. Euclid Ave.
The event is FREE and open to the public. Download an invitation here.
Please RSVP by November 1, 2013 to the Washington University Office of Special Programs: 314.286.0071