March of Dimes to host Zika Virus webinar Friday | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 17, 2016 3:19 pm
March of Dimes Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Edward R.B. McCabe, will be conducting a webinar about what women and families need to know about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
As the leading non-profit for mom and baby health the March of Dimes is concerned for the health of pregnant women and potential birth defects in their babies due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Although only a few cases have been reported among travelers returning to our borders, we wants to raise awareness about the precautions women and families can take to help lower their risk of contracting the virus.
Please join Dr. McCabe for this webinar on Friday, February 19th at 11:00 a.m. EST by registering using the below link.
Edward R. B. McCabe, MD, PhD Biography:
Ed McCabe, MD/PhD serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA, Professor, and Professor Adjunct of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine.
He was Professor and Executive Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, UCLA (1994-2010), where he was the inaugural Mattel Executive Endowed Chair (2005-2010). He was the founding Physician-in-Chief of the UCLA Children’s Hospital (1995-1998), and the Mattel Children’s Hospital (1998-2010). He established and directed the Pediatric Research, Innovation, and Mentoring Experience (1994-2010); the UCLA Child Health Research Career Development Award (1996-2010); the Human and Molecular Development Training Program (1998-2010); the UCLA Nano-Pediatrics Program (2008-2010); and the Personalized Genomic Medicine Center (2009-2010). He founded and co-directed the UCLA Center (now Institute) for Society and Genetics (2001-2010)
He was elected to the Institute of Medicine (2001) and as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003). He was elected President of the following professional organizations: American Board of Medical Genetics (1995-1996); American College of Medical Genetics (2001-2002); Western Society for Pediatric Research (2002-2003); American Pediatric Society (2006-2007); American Society of Human Genetics (2009); and the 11th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (2009).