Grant: $141,834 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 22, 2009
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Award Description: Project Narrative Maternal stress, illness, and inflammatory processes during pregnancy can impair fetal growth, affect the likelihood of premature birth and obstetrical complications, and increase the risk for a number of postnatal behavioral and health problems in children. This project will investigate how gestational stress interferes with the placental transfer and utilization of maternal iron by the young baby, an important micronutrient needed for growth and normal brain development. Studies on iron deficiency are of particular relevance to the higher risk infants of low SES, anemic and stressed mothers, as well as of significance for babies from pregnancies complicated by diabetes and hypertension. The findings may reveal deficits that are amenable to prevention and treatment.
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Jobs Summary: The University of Wisconsin - Madison appreciates the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. This additional funding will allow the University to retain employees and create new jobs. It is anticipated that the job classifications that will be created or retained for this award will be: Lead Researchers, Associate Researchers (including post doctoral research), Graduate Student Research Assistants, Undergraduate Student Research Assistants, Administrative Support positions, and/or Technical Support positions. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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