FAS Prevention Team Conducts Two Site Visits
On February 29th, NCBDDD’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team member Mary Kate Weber met with grantees working on prevention, identification and care of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the disciplines of social work, family medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology in Houston, Texas. Those in attendance included:
- Roger Zoorob, Sandra Gonzalez, John Grubb, Alicia Kowalchuk, Sue Nash, Luis Rustveld, and Kiara Spooner from Baylor University
- Leigh Tenkku from the University of Missouri
- David Deere from the University of Arkansas
- Anita Prewett, Kirk Von Sternberg, Leslie Sirriani, and Mary Velasquez from the University of Texas at Austin
- Jennifer Frost and Melody Goller from the American Academy of Family Physicians
- Yasmin Senturias from the University of North Carolina’s Medical Center
The meeting focused on information sharing and updates. Major areas of discussion included inter-professional education/training, course development (both online and face-to-face) and “Champions.”
On March 2-3, a group of grantees funded to advance the work of nurses in the prevention, identification and care of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders met in San Diego for a planning retreat. The 2-day meeting was hosted by the University of California at San Diego’s (UCSD) Center for Better Beginnings. Attendees included Carolyn Shaputnic (UCSD), and Ann Mitchell, Irene Kane, and Dawn Lindsay from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Grantees from the University of Alaska also participated in the meeting, including Diane King, Alex Edwards, Sherilyn Faulkner, Becky Porter and Bridget Hansen. Nancy Cheal and Lee Ann Ramsey facilitated the meeting from NCBDDD/CDC.
The entire group is represented in this picture at Casa Guadalajara, where a fun dinner event was held.