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
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
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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