The HER (Hyperemesis Education & Research) Foundation proudly presented a check for more than $46 thousand to Dr. Marlena Fejzo, geneticist, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on Friday, September 14th. The donation will fund continued groundbreaking research on a relatively unknown, debilitating pregnancy condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or HG.
Mel will receive a $200 gift card from Amazon thanks to her recruiting skills! Way to go Mel, thanks to your efforts and that of your friends the HER Foundation and USC/UCLA are closer to reaching thier research goal! We are looking for both HG and non-HG mom’s to be a part of the study, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join, it truly is the most important thing you can do to make a difference for HG moms in the future!
Time is of the essence as the budget crisis is likely to lead to cuts in NIH funding next year which will include our HG study if we don’t enroll and collect all our saliva samples before the cuts are in effect. Please participate (contact email@example.com) and please follow through with the HG study now.
An extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) takes a heavy toll on thousands of women each year and can lead to hospitalization and pregnancy termination. But this new research suggests pregnant women are not the only victims.
(Reuters Health) – A woman’s chances of experiencing severe nausea during pregnancy appear to be influenced, at least in part, by genetics, according to these new study findings.
- HG Genetic Study Needs Participants!
USC & UCLA are close to meeting their goal of 1,000 participants. The goal of this study is to understand the etiology of Hyperemesis Gravidarum so we can develop better treatments and improve the quality of life for patients suffering from HG and their offspring. (More information… or contact firstname.lastname@example.org )
- USC / HER Foundation Proposed Research Topics
($2.5 million required)