NBDPS Researchers Received Awards for Their Work
Marcia Feldkamp, PhD, PA, MSPH
Dr. Feldkamp was awarded the F. Clark Fraser New Investigator Award by the Teratology Society. Dr. Feldkamp is the principal investigator of the Utah Center. She is also Director of the Utah Birth Defect Network. She was honored for her work on gastroschisis, a birth defect where the intestines protrude outside the body through a hole beside the belly button. The award honors those who have built a career in birth defects research within 10 years of graduating. Dr. Feldkamp is committed to the study of birth defects. She works to move research findings into prevention action. Her goal is to increase the number of babies born healthy. Congratulations, Dr. Feldkamp!
Alissa Caton, PhD
Dr. Caton received an award for her article “Antihypertensive Medication Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Cardiovascular Malformations.” Dr. Caton works with the New York State Department of Health. Her article looked at the use of medicine to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy. She found that treatment with medicine or having high blood pressure during pregnancy might increase the risk of having a baby born with certain heart defects. The journal Hypertension selected the article as a top original paper published in 2009 in the population science group. Congratulations, Dr. Caton!
Lewis B. Holmes, MD
Dr. Holmes was awarded the 2012 Godfrey P. Oakley, Jr. Award by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Inc. This award is given to an individual who has advanced the field of birth defects. Dr. Holmes is one of the principal investigators with the Massachusetts Center. He has made many major contributions to the field of genetics, teratology, and the epidemiology of birth defects. Congratulations, Dr. Holmes!”