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UNMC to Study Post-birth Biopsychosocial Risk Factors

Gurudutt Pendyala, PhD, is studying whether biological, social and psychological issues may lead to health deficiencies and mortality in mothers and offspring.

Dr. Pendyala, associate professor in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology, received $40,000 in funding from the Nebraska Research Initiative to study the biopsychosocial risk factors in the perinatal period.

Biopsychosocial risk factors are caused by the interplay of biological, social and psychological issues, which can lead to health deficiencies and mortality in mothers and offspring, Dr. Pendyala said.

“Currently, very little...

 

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