A free public lecture by renowned author Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. Author and journalist Annie Murphy Paul ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we're shaped before birth.
She discovers dramatic stories: how individuals gestated during the Nazi siege of Holland in World War II are still feeling its consequences decades later; how pregnant women who experienced the 9/11 attacks passed their trauma on to their offspring in the womb; how a lab accident led to the discovery of a common household chemical that can harm the developing fetus; how the study of a century-old flu pandemic reveals the high personal and societal costs of poor prenatal experience.
In conjunction with "Developmental Origins of Health and Disease", a world conference sponsored by Oregon Health and Science University, The Struble Foundation is producing this public lecture to increase public awareness of heart health. Sponsors include the Struble Foundation, Music for the Heart, Cascade Corporation, Matrix Wealth Management and the OHSU Heart Research Center.