The central commitment of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at OHSU is to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases across the lifespan in current and future generations by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets based on whole-foods in early life – before conception, during pregnancy and lactation, and in infancy and early childhood.
The scientific cornerstone of the Moore Institute is a discipline in which OHSU is already internationally recognized: the developmental origins of health and disease, which includes the vital relationships between maternal prenatal diet, fetal health and adult onset disease.
May 30: lecture by David Barker, M.D., Ph.D. and Kent Thornburg, Ph.D.
The interplay of nutrition in the developmental origins of health and disease
Thursday, May 30 from 5 – 6:30pm at the Vollum Institute M1441 - mezzanine level
(one hour lecture, followed by reception)
How can good nutrition play a part in reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases?
David Barker M.D., Ph.D., director of international collaborations at the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness, Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at OHSU and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Southampton, UK, and Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at OHSU, director of the Heart Research Center and interim director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness will discuss the vital relationships between maternal prenatal diet, fetal health and adult onset disease.
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The OHSU Effect
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Listen to Dr. Thornburg's radio interview on KXL 101.1 FM — part of a radio series called "The OHSU Effect: Inside Health & Science." Dr. Thornburg spoke about a major conference being held in Portland where researchers studying the fetal origins of disease gathered. From a 9/17/2011 interview.