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August 2010 Archives

Judith Eckerle Certified to Train on Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Judith Eckerle, M.D., is now certified as a trainer in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). 

The certificate recognizes successful completion of a comprehensive "train the trainer" program to help health and human service professionals effectively identify, refer and provide services for individuals and families affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. 

Learn more about this program, sponsored by UW-Madison's Continuing Studies Department Professional Development and Applied Studies.

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Kroupina quoted in Summer 2010 CEHD Connect Magazine

Maria Kroupina was quoted in the Summer 2010 edition of College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Connect magazine:

"It is very important to translate the research into a clinical program so that we can help the kids in the clinic as soon as possible after their placement in their new family," she says. "The brain is incredibly plastic, and what we can do for children early on is really amazing." 

The article highlights some of the collaborative research work being conducted by the Adoption Medicine Program and Megan Gunnar of the Minnesota International Adoption Project. Read the full story here

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New International Elective in Zambia

Tim Meade, M.D., CEO and founder of Tiny Tim & Friends, met July 13 with global pediatrics residents to discuss the new international elective opportunity in Lusaka, Zambia. The elective experience will include two clinics per week at a private outpatient clinic (~200 patients served per day) and a complement of time spent going with a mobile outreach team into the compounds surrounding Lusaka to screen and treat minor illnesses (~1000 patients served per month).

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