The NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Development) Human Placenta Project
Posted by Debra Goldman-Wohl, PhD
The Magda and Richard Hoffman Center for Human Placenta Research
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Jerusalem
The NICHD recently held an invitation-only meeting of The Human Placenta Project: Placental Structure and Function in Real Time. The meeting website is: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/meetings/2014/Pages/052814.aspx
NICHD placing placental biology at the forefront of medical research may impact all of us engaged in placenta investigation, whether through funding initiatives, or promotion of new ideas and innovative avenues of research. The agenda can be found on the following website.
The Human Placenta Project two day meeting is available as a video online at the following websites
An article describing the meeting appeared in Placenta: Guttmacher AE, Maddox YT, Spong CY. (2014). The Human Placenta Project: Placental structure, development, and function in real time. Placenta, May;35(5):303-4. (PMID: 24661567).
The members of ISPR applaud this initiative to promote placental research.