To meet this objective, the Baack lab research has both a clinical and basic science platforms. Our clinical trials have focused on protecting babies who are born too early. The premature infant is born deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for normal health, brain and retinal development. A clinical trial in the Boekelheide NICU focuses on developing new ways to overcome this deficiency with the goal to prevent significant complications of prematurity.
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June 2016, Dr. Michelle Baack attended and presented at the 76th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association meeting in New Orleans, LA. Her talk was entitled “Maternal High-fat Diet Exacerbates Developmentally Programmed Cardiovascular Disease in Offspring of Diabetic Pregnancies through Impaired Cardiac Metabolism” as part of the Unraveling the Mysteries of Teratogenesis, Fetal Programming, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Using Pioneering Technologies Session.
June 2016, Dr. Michelle Baack recently attended the NIDDK/NHLBI Mitochondrial Biology Symposium: Novel Roles of Mitochondrial in Health and Disease, Bethesda, MD. She presented on her research focused on “The Role of Bioenergetics and Mitochondrial Function in Developmentally Programmed Cardiac Disease in Offspring of Diabetic Pregnancy.”
May 2016, Dr. Michelle Baack recently attended the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD. While there, she was inducted into the Society for Pediatric Research. Additionally, she gave two poster presentations and a platform presentations on her work exploring how “Maternal Tobacco Smoke Exposure Impairs Placental Function and Induces Sex-Specific Alterations in Fetal Fatty Acids.”
May 2016, Dr. Michelle Baack recently met in Pierre as part of a Governor’s Appointed Medicaid Advisory Committee. Dr. Baack has served on this MAC since March 2014 and was appointed by Governor Daugaard. The MAC – Medicaid Advisory Committee assists and advises the Department of Social Services in serving SD Medicaid recipients. This month discussed Home and Community Based Services, Genetic Testing and Counseling, Budget, Applied Behavioral Services and expansion of Autism treatment and hear an update about Medicaid Expansion in our state.
March 2016, Dr. Michelle Baack’s recent publication entitled “Maternal high-fat diet impairs cardiac function in offspring of diabetic pregnancy through metabolic stress and mitochondrial dysfunction” in the journal American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology has been nominated for distinction in scholarship for APS select This is a collection of articles from the APS journals that showcases some of the best recently published articles in physiological research.