March of Dimes Names

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

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.

Read March of Dimes News Release

Other News

Mother and child video calling their family doctor at home stock photo
MIDB received $3.5M to lower barriers to accessing & navigating services for children with developmental/emotional/behavioral concerns.
The Synapse-Your Connection to MIDB News
At MIDB, we have amazing opportunities in the research and clinical spaces, and to be present and engaged in communities.
teen mental health
The research team found that alcohol, cannabis and nicotine use were each associated with an increased prevalence of suicidal thoughts.