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Kruckman Named Medical Anthropology Consultant for Blue Cross–Illinois

Posted on 1/29/2010 8:57:01 PM

Dr. Laurence Kruckman from the Department of Anthropology has joined a Chicago Blue Cross team to research and create an interactive website with podcasts, 24/7 live nurse support, and other programs to reduce the risk of preventable perinatal conditions.

The final program will be available to mothers in Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma as part of the BC/BS Health Care Service Organization.

Previously Dr. Kruckman has researched birth and postpartum health and assisted, along with IUP anthropology majors, in designing website content for Postpartum Support International and the National Institute of Health.