fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

What We’re Learning about Mom’s Nutrition and Alcohol

January 05, 2017

Read the original article from the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Phil May’s research group at the NRI studies the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in humans. The recent addition to the NRI faculty of Dr. Susan Smith now provides an avenue toward understanding how maternal nutrition might affect the relationship between alcohol […]

UNC Nutrition Research Institute Welcomes Renowned Scientist Susan Smith

July 01, 2016

Susan Smith, Ph.D., joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute this month. She is an internally recognized expert in the field of nutritional affects on the risk for birth defects.  The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) welcomes Susan Smith, Ph.D., who joins the research facility’s roster of scientists this month. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized […]

No amount of alcohol in pregnancy is safe: ‘There is too much that is unknown’, warns leading expert 

January 14, 2016

By Lisa Ryan Read the original article in DailyMail A fetal alcohol syndrome expert warns against pregnant alcohol use There is too much risk – and unknowns – to justify drinking, he says A recent study found fetal alcohol syndrome is more common than thought FAS said to affect 3 out of 1,000 kids – but […]

Maternal Nutritional Status as a Contributing Factor for the Risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

December 10, 2015

Maternal nutritional status as a contributing factor for the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Reproductive Toxicology. December 3, 2015. Philip A. Maya, b, Kari J. Hamrickc, Karen D. Corbind, Julie M. Haskena, Anna-Susan Maraise, f, Jason Blankenshipb, H.Eugene Hoymeg, J.Phillip Gossageb a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA b The University of New Mexico Center on […]

Alcohol Use, Working Conditions, Job Benefits, and the Legacy of the ―Dop‖ System among Farm Workers in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Hope Despite High Levels of Risky Drinking

July 21, 2014

Alcohol Use, Working Conditions, Job Benefits, and the Legacy of the ―Dop‖ System among Farm Workers in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Hope Despite High Levels of Risky Drinking International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Jul 21, 2014 J. Phillip Gossage 1, Cudore L. Snell 2, Charles D. H. Parry 3,4, Anna-Susan Marais 4, Ronel […]