Zooming In and Zooming Out: The Human Oral Microbiome and its Systemic Effects

When Oct 09, 2018
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building
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Contact Phone (502) 852-8385
Attendeesnursing students, nurses faculty members, and any interested healthcare providers or community members
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Dr. Irene Yang, a 2014 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Nursing PhD Program, is an assistant professor at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.  After completing her PhD, she did a 2-year NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Emory.  Dr. Yang's NIH funded research focuses on the bio-behavioral mechanisms that influence oral health and the relationship between oral health and systemic health.  Her primary population of interest is the maternal newborn population.  Her particular emphasis is on oral health and tobacco/nicotine dependence.  Dr. Yang has over a decade of bedside clinical experience caring for postpartum women and their newborns.

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