Global Health Center

Judy L. Aschner, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

 

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Judy L. Aschner, M.D. is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Her laboratory and translational research focus is the regulation of the newborn pulmonary circulation. Her work has helped elucidate factors that contribute to altered lung development and pulmonary hypertension in infants with lung and heart disease. Her clinical interests include prevention of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), treatment of infants with pulmonary hypertension, optimizing nutritional management of premature infants and prevention of prematurity. She is currently funded by the NIH/NHLBI for a multi-center clinical study with the goal of preventing respiratory morbidity following preterm birth and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a collaborative project with investigators in Rio deJaneiro to prevent prematurity and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in Brazil. For the past nearly 12 years, Dr. Aschner has served as vice-chair and member of the board of directors of IPOKRaTES Foundation, an organization dedicated to continuing medical education in the developing world. As chair of the department of pediatrics, Dr. Aschner has overall responsibility for its research, patient care, advocacy and educational missions.

Featured Event

 COMING SOON: VIDEO FROM THE GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE HELD ON NOVEMBER 10TH
 
Upcoming Events:     

Ruth Kauffman (Doctors Without Borders/MSF) has recently returned from Sierra Leone, where she was taking care of pregnant women with Ebola. She is healthy and out of the 21 day observation period... and excited to come and speak about her experiences with a group of interested, socially conscious healthcare providers!  Tuesday, November 18th, Price Center, Lefrak Auditorium, 12 PM-1 PM.

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