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MIDB Members Present at the Research Society on Alcohol Meeting

Members of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Research Lab presented at the 46th Annual Research Society on Alcohol (RSA) Scientific Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., in June. The meeting provides a forum for alcohol researchers – from all disciplines – to present their latest findings and to learn about new research developments in an environment that provides interaction at both the professional and personal level.

Presenters included: 

  • Jeffrey Wozniak, PhD: "Short and long-term outcomes following nutritional intervention in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders"
  • Blake Gimbel, PhD: "Atypical neurodevelopmental trajectories following prenatal alcohol exposure: Further evident from cortical, subcortical, and white matter diffusion MRI paradigms" and "Brain MRI in the diagnosis of FASD: Leveraging big data to improve diagnostic sensitivity"
FASD members
Dr. Jeff Wozniak, Mary Anthony, Dr. Blake Gimbel, Abby Ernst, Dr. Judy Eckerle

"I was honored to represent our FASD Research Lab and the MIDB at RSA and the FASD Study Group," said Gimbel. "Having a presence at this conference is immensely valuable to our team. This meeting is an important place for clinical and basic scientists, clinicians, advocates, and individuals with lived experience to come together with the shared aim of improving the lives of individuals with FASD and their families. Central to discussions this year was a focus on the lived experiences of people with FASD and the tremendous value of partnering with the FASD community in developing meaningful research aims, which are so important for moving the field forward." 

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