I’m Celebrating Mother’s Day Extra Because of You

A Birth Defects Insights Blog

By Vinita Oberoi Leedom, MPH, APM, PMP

Member of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

Last Mother’s Day, I had the privilege of bringing home a beautiful baby girl I named Anika. She was, and…

A Birth Defects Insights Blog

By Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, Past President of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

So much has changed in the past year — who could have predicted that terms like lockdown, herd immunity, and personal protective equipment (PPE) would become part of the…

A Birth Defects Insights Blog

by Elise M. Lewis, PhD, President of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

Recently I was interviewed by a local news network that was working on a Black History series celebrating living history. This was indeed a surprise and an honor, and I…

From anti-anxiety gummies to infused “wellness water,” cannabidiol (CBD) popularity has skyrocketed in the personal care, wellness, and food industries. CBD is one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis plants such as marijuana and hemp. Starting in the late 1990s, paradigm shifts in public viewpoints on cannabis drove the…

A Birth Defects Insights Blog

By Alfred N. Romeo, RN, PhD MotherToBaby Utah and Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP) Communications Coordination Committee Member

As with many jobs, the day in the life of a teratogen information specialist is always interesting. I work with MotherToBaby Utah at the…

Birth Defects Insights, a Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Blog

By Lauren M. Walker, PhD

When we examine the role of scientists in their communities historically, we tend to think of them as “neutral” or “impartial” entities. Part of the way of the world, yet somewhat separated from…

A Day in the Life of a PhD Student Amidst the Pandemic

A Special Birth Defects Insights Blog Series

By Bevin Blake, PhD, Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Member Since 2018

Scientists everywhere are adapting to the “new normal” in the age of COVID-19 as the world around…

A Special Birth Defects Insights Blog Series

By Mona Dai, PhD Student Member Since 2018

Running. If I had to choose just one word to describe my experience pursuing my doctorate, I would choose “running”. …

By Christine Perdan Curran, Northern Kentucky University

President, Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

The Teratology Society is proud to announce a new name and logo to celebrate its long history and dedication to protecting the world’s most vulnerable population through the combined efforts of scientists and clinicians. …

The Unacceptable Truth of Maternal Mortality and What We Can Do to Change It through Research

Birth Defects Insights, a Teratology Society Blog

By Suzan Carmichael, PhD, MS, Teratology Society Member

Maternal mortality refers to maternal deaths that are related to pregnancy and occur during pregnancy or soon after giving…

Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

Est. 1960 as the Teratology Society. www.birthdefectsresearch.org

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