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March 18, 2003

Jeanne M. Manson, PhD, MSCE, Named Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Jeanne M. Manson, PhD, MSCE, has joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as an Associate Professor. She is also a Research Scientist in the Division of Human Genetics & Molecular Biology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Manson's area of research is molecular epidemiology of birth defects, specifically gene-environment interaction in the causation of developmental defects. She has been published in the peer-reviewed publications, Developmental Biology, Teratology, Toxicology, the Journal of Embryological Experimental Morphology and Environmental Research.

Dr. Manson earned her BA in Biology and Chemistry from Emmanuel College in Boston. She went on to receive her PhD in Developmental Biology from Ohio State University and her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she was a Research Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Among her many awards, honors and memberships, Dr. Manson has received a Scientific Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology and is a diplomate in General Toxicology appointed by the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. She serves as a consultant to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on labeling of drugs for use in pregnancy and pregnancy registries and as a consultant to the American Chemistry Council's Endocrine Technical Implementation panel. Dr. Manson is also an Associate Editor for the publication, Birth Defects Research.

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