William and Mary Oh - William and Elsa Zopfi Professor of Pediatrics for Perinatal Research


Dr. Padbury received his BS in biology (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of California at Irvine and his MD degree from UCLA. His postgraduate training in pediatrics and neonatology was taken at UCSF, Harvard University (Boston Children's Hospital) and UCLA. He was recruited to Brown University from UCLA in 1995. His appointments at Brown are the Oh–Zopfi Professor of Pediatrics and Perinatal Research, Pediatrician-In-Chief and Chief of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at the Women and Infants' Hospital. He is Director of the Rhode Island Center for Clinical and Translational Research.  He has a long-standing research interest in cardiovascular and placental developmental biology and translational research. Awards since coming to Brown University have included a program project grant in perinatal biology, establishment of T-32 supported perinatal biology training at WIH, a grant from HRSA for construction of the Kilguss Research Institute in the Jewelry District, three Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Awards (COBRE) for Perinatal Biology, a shared equipment grant for an Illumina high throughput DNA sequencing platform for the Genomics Core, two grants from the National Foundation March of Dimes to study the genetics of prematurity and an IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Award. He serves as an extramural reviewer for NIH, NSF, the American Heart Assn. and the March of Dimes. He has been member of the Child Health Advisory Committee of the Charles H. Hood Foundation, which awards research funds to new pediatric investigators in New England Universities. He is past Chair of the NIH Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section (PN, 2001-07) and past member of the NIH NCRR Advisory Council. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pediatrics, the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Molecular Reproduction and Development. He is a member of the Pathobiology, MCB and MPPB Interdepartmental Graduate Programs.

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