Monday, September 12, 2011

Maternal & Child Health Life Course Research Network (MCH LCRN) - WEBINAR SERIES

Mandi Bakulski, Maternal Wellness Director with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Prevention Services Division, passed on a couple of upcoming training webinars that may be of interest to a wide group of Colorado's prevention services community.  Space is limited.

New Insights into Ending Chronic Disease
September 13, 2-3pm PT/5-6pm ET
David Barker, MD, PhD, FRS -- Dr. Barker is a Physician and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Southampton, and Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University. Twenty years ago, Dr. Barker showed for the first time that people who had low birth-weight are at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease. In 1995, the British Medical Journal named this the "Barker Hypothesis." It is now widely accepted. In 2010, Time Magazine called it the "New Science." In 2003, Dr. Barker joined Professor Kent Thornburg at the faculty at the Heart Research Center, OHSU, to study how nutrition and growth before birth and during early childhood alter the development of the heart. Dr. Barker's work is relevant to both Western countries and the developing world.  To register for this webinar, please visit

The Life Course Perspective in Promoting Health in Aging
October 10th, 10-11am PT/1-2pm ET
Diana Kuh, PhD -- Dr. Kuh is the Director of the Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at the Medical Research Council (MRC), Director of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, and Principal investigator for HALCyon, at University College, London. Dr. Kuh joined the MRC National Survey of Health and Development in 1987, after receiving degrees in Economics from Cambridge University and a PhD from the London School of Economics on early life influences on adult health. She was made Professor of Life Course Epidemiology at University College London in 2003. Dr. Kuh studies how biological, psychological and social factors at different stages of life, independently, cumulatively or interactively. She also uses this life course approach to study women's health, cardiovascular health and well being. Dr. Kuh is internationally recognized for the advancement of the field of life course epidemiology where she is the author of the acknowledged key texts: "A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology" (2nd edition Oxford University Press 2004, with Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo) and "A life course approach to women's health" (Oxford University Press 2002, with Dr Rebecca Hardy). Dr. Kuh has published over 150 articles in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals.  To register for this webinar, please visit

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