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March Of Dimes Names Dr. Michael Georgieff as 2020 Agnes Higgins Award Recipient

February 15, 2021

Recognized as the first to advance understanding of the impact of early iron deficiency on neurodevelopment associated with mental health.

March of Dimes, the nation’s leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, has named Dr. Michael Georgieff from the University of Minnesota as the winner of the 2020 Agnes Higgins Award for pivotal research linking iron deficiency early in life and long-term mental health. In particular, Dr. Georgieff’s uncovered basic mechanisms by which iron deficiency in newborns affects the brain’s development and can lead to lasting neurobehavioral challenges, such as poor attention and increased risk of anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.

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