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Our principal investigators and trainees have received a number of honors and awards for their leadership and accomplishments in research that advances the understanding of preterm birth and its complications, maternal obesity and fetal and neonatal genomic medicine. We are grateful for the recognition from our peers and the honors bestowed on us by international and national associations and institutions for our contributions.
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For decades, it’s been known that poor nutrition during pregnancy has negative impacts on maternal and child outcomes both in the short and long term. Unfortunately, due to socioeconomic and food access issues, likely secondary to structural racism in populations of color, nutrition in pregnancy is also an issue of health equity.
MIRI's Innovative Food as Medicine Study for Food-Insecure Pregnant Patients
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January 19, 2023
In order to further strengthen the connection between the MIRI + investigators involved in complementary work across Tufts Medicine and Tufts University, MIRI created the role of "Associate PI."
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October 23, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Yen, a neonatologist at Tufts Medical Center, has joined as PI. Dr. Yen’s lab conducts non-invasive salivary transcriptomic and brain magnetic imaging studies to understand the impact of the prenatal opioid exposure on the developing brain.
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Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn, PhD is the Executive Director of the MIRI, and Research Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University.
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