Preventing Pre-Term Birth Using Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Tools"
Featuring Mechanical Engineering Professor Virginia Ferguson
co-hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Centennial Room | Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue Denver, CO 80237
A hot breakfast will be provided compliments of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Mechanical Engineering Program. This event is part of the monthly CU Engineering Alumni Breakfast Series. Each breakfast features a faculty or alumni speaker from a different department or program and is hosted at a convenient Denver or Boulder location.
Presentation description: Engineers and materials scientists bring a novel perspective to the role that mechanical forces and material structure plays in pregnancy and birth. While many pregnancies in the U.S. reach full term, about 12% of live babies are born prematurely. Prof. Ferguson will discuss how her lab is studying two tissues that experience mechanical failure and lead to premature birth. Our long-term goal is to improve prediction of preterm birth and clinical care through novel bioengineering solutions. This work is funded by the Colorado Clinical Sciences and Translational Institute, the American Heart Association, and the Butcher Foundation at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Space is limited. Please RSVP below to reserve your spot!
7:15 a.m. Check-in
7:30 a.m. Breakfast served
7:45 a.m. Speaker: Prof. Virginia Ferguson
8:10 a.m. Network with fellow alumni and college faculty/staff
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