Pamela Kling, MD, Receives Gerber Foundation Award

Congratulations to Pamela Kling, MD, and Co-Investigators, Anthony Auger, PhD, and Christopher Coe, PhD (Psychology), for their award from the Gerber Foundation.  They received $154,000 for their 2 ½ year project, "Impact of Obesity during Pregnancy on Neonatal Iron Status and Programming of Inflammatory Response Patterns." This study will examine whether obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy can directly disturb fetal iron metabolism and alter the programming of allergic inflammatory responses. Experiments will determine whether low fetal iron endowment is the critical physiological link between obesity and life-long programming of pro-inflammatory pathways that lead to allergic disease.