Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Congenital CMV Foundations and how they help women of childbearing age protect their pregnancies.


Gail J Demmler-Harrison, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Section Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Service, Texas Children's Hospital, CMV Registry, CMV Research and CMV Clinic. The CMV Registry supports CMV research, disseminates information and provides parent support. Visit: Dr. Demmler-Harrison’s Blog. Contact: 832-824-4330, gjdemmle@texaschildrens.org

“At the National CMV Foundation, we work to inform and educate others on specific prevention measures to protect against the risk of CMV infection.” They have a great CMV Q. and A; simple flyers for downloading, and ways to get involved

Lenore Pereira, Ph.D., Founder of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Foundation, and Professor, Cell and Tissue Biology Department, University of California San Francisco.  The Congenital CMV Foundation raises awareness about maternal testing for first infection during pregnancy, newborn testing and the need to develop a vaccine. Excellent research papers available on the website. Contact: lenore.pereira@ucsf.edu

National CMV Registry for Pregnant Women (part of the CMV Research Foundation)
Stuart Adler, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University. He organized the National CMV Registry for Pregnant Women. Contact: sadler@vcu.edu


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