Category Archives: Media Coverage of PROTECT

June 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT awarded five-year renewal grant

PROTECT has received a five-year, $13.5 million renewal award from the National Institutes of Health to continue its interdisciplinary investigation into the complex relationship between contamination and preterm birth. Click here to access the full article.

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December Highlight: PROTECT publishes new findings on Environmental Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth

This week PROTECT Project 1 leader, John D. Meeker, ScD, and trainee Kelly Ferguson, MPH, published an article in JAMA Pediatrics on the relationship between preterm birth and chemical phthalate exposure during pregnancy. The JAMA article highlights the prevalence of preterm birth as a leading cause of neonatal mortality, and the increased odds faced by women exposed […]

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PROTECT featured in Puerto Rico newspaper

On July 30th PROTECT was featured in El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s most widely-read newspaper. The story, entitled Retos del Parto Prematuro (“Challenges of Preterm Birth”), raised awareness of the problem of preterm birth on the island and described the PROTECT study.  The story was released in advance of PROTECT co-Director Jose Cordero presenting at […]

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PROTECT Research Highlighted on Puerto Rican TV News

PROTECT Core C researcher Braulio Jimenez was interviewed in a recent news story on the rate of preterm birth in Puerto Rico.  The story, presented by WAPA-TV, discussed PROTECT’s investigations into the role of environmental contamination and preterm birth. The video (in Spanish) is available here.

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Jose Cordero quoted in Fox News Article on Preterm Birth

PROTECT co-director and Core C leader Jose Cordero was recently quoted in a Fox News article about the alarmingly high rate of preterm birth in Puerto Rico.  Said Dr. Cordero: “Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and babies who survive face an increased risk of life-long health challenges, including cerebral palsy, breathing […]

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Meeker quoted on CNN

Project 1 Leader John Meeker (U. of Michigan) was recently quoted in a CNN article on the effect of BPA on the masculinity of male mice.  The study determined that female mice found BPA-exposed male mice to be less attractive, even though their adult hormone levels were no different than male mice who were not exposed. […]

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PROTECT researchers, work profiled in Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper

PROTECT Core C Researchers Dr. Jose Cordero and Dr. Hernando Mattei were profiled in an article published in the May 6, 2011 edition of El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper. The article, entitled “Ojo a peligrosa anticipación” (“Looking at dangerous prematurity”),  focuses on the issue of preterm birth in Puerto Rico and the goals […]

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Dorothy Vesper and student highlighted in WVU Magazine

PROTECT Researcher Dorothy Vesper (Projects 4 and 5) was highlighted in a recent article in the WVU College of Arts and Sciences Magazine.  The magazine cover features John Tudek, Dorothy’s student working on the PROTECT project.  Click here to download a PDF of the article or here to look at the entire publication.

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PROTECT featured in Engineering@Northeastern

Northeastern University’s Engineering@Northeastern magazine (a publication of the NU College of Engineering) highlighted PROTECT research in the 2010 issue.  See page 4 of the magazine, available here, for the story.

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Jose Cordero leads symposium on premature birth prevention strategies

In concert with colleagues at the March of Dimes and the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Dr. Jose Cordero (PROTECT co-Director and Research Translation Core Leader, March of Dimes Prematurity Steering Committee Chair, and Dean of the UPRMSC Graduate School of Public Health) recently held a symposium focused on premature birth prevention strategies. […]

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John Meeker featured in several recent articles

UMich Assistant Professor John Meeker‘s (leader, Project 1) work has been featured in several recent news articles. http://www.aolhealth.com/2010/08/04/exposure-to-plastic-chemical-may-harm-male-fertility/ http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/08/bisphenol_a_and_sperm_damage.html http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/cen/88/i24/html/8824news4.html Dr. Meeker was also featured in another interesting article on plastics from last year: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/dangers-of-plastic

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PROTECT profiled by Associated Press

Mark Melia of the Associated Press looks carefully at the background problem – the high rate of preterm birth in Puerto Rico – and what PROTECT will be studying to combat this issue…read full article.

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Northeastern awarded $9.9 million NIH grant

Northeastern University has received a $9.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the impact of exposure to environmental contamination on preterm birth rates and to develop sustainable solutions. Read full article…

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Chemicals May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births

The Association of Schools of Public Health features research findings of PROTECT investigators: (ASPH Friday Letter – July 10, 2009) – A University of Michigan School of Public Health study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal […]

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Phthalates May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births

July 7, 2009

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