Monday, August 19th 2019

Season 3 Episode 26 – Pregnant Citizen Science!

Show notes: Join Kate as she talks to Dr. Caroline Signore, Deputy Director of Extramural Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. We talk about Dr. Signore’s path to obstetric and gynecological research. And, we discuss PregSource, a very important program at the NIH designed to involve pregnant women in research understanding the normal experience of pregnancy. Too often we think whatever we are experiencing is normal when it isn’t, or is abnormal when everything is fine, and that’s because there is so little data on pregnant women at all.

PregSource currently has over 700 people enrolled. If you are pregnant you should consider signing up today! The NICHD is also releasing a Spanish-language version of PregSource in September.

Guest Bio:

Caroline Signore, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and serves as the Deputy Director of the NICHD’s Division of Extramural Research (DER). As of January 1, 2019, she is also serving as acting chief of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB). 

She joined NICHD in 2003, first in the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (now the Division of Intramural Population Health Research), and then as a program official in the PPB. She was appointed as Deputy Director of DER in 2013. 

Dr. Signore completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Florida, and later received her master’s in public health at The George Washington University. Dr. Signore is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Caroline Signore of the NIH.

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