Faculty News Weekly Round-Up, July 14

July 14, 2017 by   |   Leave a Comment

UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
July 14

• Babies Born with Higher Birthweight or Premature More Likely to Become Obese Children, Study Finds

Infants born with a high birthweight or prematurely with either a high or low birthweight are more likely to become obese as children, a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The researchers say pediatricians may want to counsel parents of such babies early on to prevent the onset of obesity and the health problems it eventually brings.

The researchers have published their findings in Pediatric Obesity.

The following UVA School of Medicine faculty contributed to the study:
Rebecca Scharf, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mark DeBoer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Read more:

• NBC 29 House Call: Dr. Jonathan Black on Cleft Lip and Palate

Black, MD, UVA School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, discussed cleft lip and palate issues.

Watch the interview:

Did we miss something? If you have UVA School of Medicine faculty news to share, please email

Filed Under: News



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *