Egyptian Wild Cat - Wild cat from tomb number 3 at Beni Hasan. The tomb of Khnumhotep II, one of the most notable at Beni Hasan, dates to the early 12th Dynasty (1991-1783 BCE...
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Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor. Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Dr. Hamisu Salihu received his MD from University of Saarland in Germany in 1995. He earned his PhD from University of Saarland in Perinatology in 1996 and then got his PhD from University of South Florida in Epidemiology 2001. He came to us from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
|A study led by the University of South Florida sheds new light on obesity’s role in the black-white gap in infant mortality. While maternal obesity appears to have no impact on the early survival of infants born to white women, the situation is different for black women, researchers report in the June 2008 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.|
Infants of obese black mothers had a higher risk of death in the first 27 days following birth than newborns of obese white mothers, the researchers found. Furthermore, this black disadvantage in neonatal infant mortality widened with an increase in the body mass index (BMI).
“Even if the infant of an obese black woman survives pregnancy, labor and delivery, that baby is at greater risk of dying than a baby born to an obese white woman,” said the study’s lead author Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the USF College of Public Health.