March of Dimes honors CPC Fellow Anna Maria Siega-Riz for work in maternal-fetal nutrition

Nov 6, 2007

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Public Health and CPC Fellow, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award.

The annual award recognizes distinguished achievement in research, education or clinical services in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition. Awardees receive a $3,000 prize and the invitation to present a lecture at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.

This year's meeting will be held Nov. 3-7, in Washington, D.C.  Siega-Riz will present a lecture, "Maternal Obesity: The Number One Problem Facing Prenatal Care Providers in the New Millennium," on Monday (Nov. 5).

UNC's School of Public Health announces this award:

The announcement also appears in the UNC research brief:


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