George Weiner, M.D., director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). His term began January 1, and he will become AACI president in the fall of 2014.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Did you know that only 5% of children with autism in the U.S. participate in clinical research studies each year, while nearly 90% of children with cancer are enrolled in research studies? This contribution has led to many new discoveries and positive outcomes for children with cancer. An increase in research participation by those in the autism community could yield similar gains.
Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, a study has found. The study suggests that influenza infection may increase the risk of fetal loss. Read the NIH press release here.
$2 million USAID grant will improve access to clubfoot treatment in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Peru
The Ponseti International Association will collaborate with partner organization Management Sciences for Health (MSH) on a two-year, nearly $2 million project to increase access to treatment of clubfoot deformity for thousands of children in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Peru.