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Provost Gathering 2020: Breakout
Recruitment of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women for Clinical Research
Time: 11 a.m. Breakout
Location: Harn Museum Classroom 1
The session will include a diverse panel of investigators of child-maternal health to discuss clinical research involving pregnant or breastfeeding women. The discussion will include the lack of participation of pregnant or breastfeeding women in research, women�s understanding of longitudinal clinical research and motivations and barriers surround their participation in research. We will review our data-driven infrastructure we are developing at UF for clinical research in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Moderated Panel Discussion
- Discuss knowledge gaps regarding pregnant or breastfeeding participants in research
- Discuss women�s understanding of longitudinal clinical research
- Discuss motivations and barriers surround their participation in research
Speakers & Panelists
Dominick Lemas is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida. Dr. Lemas received his bachelor�s degree in biology at the University of Vermont in 2006 and completed his doctorate in biochemistry & molecular biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012. His research is devoted to understanding the fetal origins of pediatric obesity with a specific interest in the functional implications of gut microflora and the critical host-microbe interactions that regulate maternal-infant metabolism.
Callie Reeder is a first year Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University in Biology. She completed medical school at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine. She completed an Obstetric and Gynecology residency at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include exosomes and their role in obstetrics and participation of pregnant and breastfeeding women in clinical research.