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2023 AK Visiting Lecture Series 07 w/ Dr. Brownfoot
May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
2023 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 07
“A new technology to monitor the fetus”
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (6-7a AEST)
The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures offer the opportunity for women faculty from outside institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars to present on their expertise, either alone or in tandem with an Anne Klibanski Scholar.
Fiona Brownfoot, MBBS, FRANZCOG, PhD, Associate Professor of OB/GYN, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Brownfoot is an obstetrician scientist, Associate Professor, and head of the Obstetric Diagnostics and Therapeutics Group at the University of Melbourne. She heads a multidisciplinary team of physicists, chemists, and engineers. She is recognized internationally for discovering the first potential treatment for preeclampsia, metformin. Additionally, she is known for developing novel devices to better monitor the fetus, including a fetal ECG and a pH sensor for potential use in labor.
Dr. Brownfoot has published over 60 research manuscripts and received numerous awards including the prestigious Laxmi Baxi Award at the Society of Reproductive Investigation and the President’s award at the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy.