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Dr. Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn named basic science representative on PRS

Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn, PhDMIRI Principal Investigator Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn, PhD, was elected to the Perinatal Research Society (PRS) council as their Basic Science representative for 2019-2021. As the mission statement of PRS notes, it was “established in 1969 to foster scientific interchange and communication among neonatologists, obstetricians and basic scientists whose research interests were in the area of perinatal medicine and developmental biology.” 

The PRS is unique in that they target their membership to equally balance the specialties represented in them: one third neonatologists; one third obstetricians; and one third basic scientists. “This focus on the balance and interaction between these fields makes this a natural scientific home for me, as a Mother Infant Research Institute investigator, and I feel quite honored to be elected to represent basic scientists on the PRS Council,” Dr. O’Tierney-Ginn said. Her overall research interest is to understand the effect of the maternal nutritional environment (metabolism, diet, body composition) on placental function, and fetal nutrient delivery and growth.