Kent Thornburg, PhD, received the NIH Senior Research Award at the October meeting of the International Federation of Placenta Association. The competitive award is given every four years to a senior investigator who has made substantial contributions to the field of placentology over their career. The award is sponsored by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH. Dr. Thornburg received the award for basic discoveries related to the role of the placenta in altering a baby's life time risk for heart disease. Dr. Thornburg is a Professor, Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Physiology & Pharmacology, Ob/Gyn, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine.
November 08, 2009 Portland, OR