Measuring the Placenta: Highlights into the “how” and “when” of gestational complications

The placenta has a branching structure to optimize efficiency of nutrient transfer. Poor placental shape and branching structure can lead to inefficiency of nutrient transfer during pregnancy and can indicate long term health risks. These health risks can come from the nutritional problems during pregnancy or from the fact that bad branching structure in the placenta could indicate a predisposition to bad branching structure in other organs, such as the brain or cardio-vascula system. These issues motivate geometric was of describing shape of the placenta and properties of branching structures.

Dr. Carolyn M. Salafia

Physician, Surgeon, Director, EarlyPath Clinical and Research Consultation Service on September 28, 2007 at 12:30 PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1230

Dr. Carolyn M. Salafia is a licensed Physician and Surgeon and a renowned Pathologist. Dr. Salafia did her medical program at Duke University of Medicine, and completed a Masters in Biostatistics at Columbia University. For about 15 years now, Dr. Salafia has been working on placentas. She received a career development grant for “placental measures in neuropsychiatric diseases” from the Epidemiology Department of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, NY. She published over 200 original, peer reviewed articles, case reports, reviews, chapters and editorials. Dr. Salafia is currently Professor at New York University School of Medicine. She is also director of EarlyPath Clinical and Research Consultation Service. In addition to running her own practice, her responsibilities include staff consulting in Pathology and Obstetrics at Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, Staten Island, NY, Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt Kisco, NY. For her qualities as an explainer, Dr. Salafia is often called as an expert litigation in litigation.

Interdisciplinary Distinguished Seminar Series

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts a regularly scheduled seminar series with preeminent and leading reseachers in the US and the world, to help promote North Carolina as a center of innovation and knowledge and to ensure safeguarding its place of leading research.