February 14, 2014

Advances in maternal and child health focus of UAB lecture

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The 2014 Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family and Child Health will feature Cheri Pies, Dr.P.H., MSW, clinical professor in the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

Pies will present “Best Babies Zone: A Place-Based Approach to Transforming Communities and  Improving Birth Outcomes Across the Life Course” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the UAB Alumni House Auditorium, 1301 10th Ave. South. This event is free and open to public.

The Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family and Child Health is a unique interdisciplinary lectureship designed to tap into and promote public health breakthroughs relevant to family and children’s health. Lectures address challenges and innovations in maternal and child health with a special focus on issues that affect everyday life, such as nutrition, diabetes, cancer, obesity, substance abuse and other salient topics. The goal of the lecture is to promote the health of children, their families and the community as a whole by educating the academic community about new discoveries in family and children’s health practices. 

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