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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2016

 

Contact:   Stacie J. Newton
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INVITATION TO COVER

University Hospital Experts Helps the Public to Understand Zika
Town Hall Meeting Held to Educate the Community
on Pregnancy and Zika Virus

 

WHAT:
A town hall meeting entitled “Zika During Pregnancy” open to health professionals and community leaders regarding Zika Virus.

WHY:
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Zika Virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and is also transmitted during sexual intercourse. There is no cure for Zika Virus, which if can result in serious birth defects if transmitted during pregnancy. Current trends reflect that at least one in 4 people including women who become pregnant may become infected with Zika Virus. Since Zika causes microcephaly and can lead to other birth defects, it is more important for women who are considering pregnancy or who are currently pregnant to take precautions.

A panel of University Hospital’s expert in Women’s Health will be available to discuss specific topics associated with Zika Virus:

ZIKA TESTING FOR PREGNANT PATIENTS
Shauna Williams, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics Gynecology & Women’s Health
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Attending, University Hospital, Newark, NJ
ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION DURING PREGNANCY MICROCEPHALY DIAGNOSIS AND PRENATAL FOLLOW-UP
Lisa Gittens-Williams, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics Gynecology & Women’s Health
Director, Obstetrics Services
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Attending, University Hospital, Newark, NJ

FOLLOW-UP OF NEWBORN WITH SUSPECTED ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION
Onajovwe Fofah, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Neonatology
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Services
University Hospital, Newark, NJ

The panel will be moderated by Infectious Disease expert:
Joseph J. Apuzzio, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Obstetrics Gynecology & Women’s Health
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Professor of Radiology
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Attending, University Hospital, Newark, NJ

WHEN
The program event will be held:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WHERE:
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Medical Science Building
Level B – Lecture Hall B-552
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ

University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, and is the Level 1 Trauma Center for Northern New Jersey. Located at University Heights in Newark, New Jersey, University Hospital is a principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and a regional resource for advanced services across many medical specialties.  For more information about University Hospital, please visit www.uhnj.org

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