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Anthropologist Kruckman Named to MedEdPPD Advisory Board

Dr. Laurence Kruckman of the Department of Anthropology has been named a member of the MedEdPPD advisory board, a professional education, peer-reviewed website developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health. He also is part of the presenting faculty panel for one of its CME/CE presentations, “Postpartum Depression in the Cultural Context: Provider and Patient Perspectives.”

This presentation has been recently selected by the New Jersey Department of Health hosted on the Perinatal Mood Disorders section of their website as a training session for healthcare professionals. Courses/credit will be available to all healthcare professionals, and over 10,000 health providers are expected to register over the next year.

The site has two objectives: first, to further the education of primary care providers (pediatricians, family physicians, obstetricians, psychiatrists, nurses, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, social workers) who treat women who have or are at risk for postpartum depression (PPD); and second, to provide information for women with PPD and family members.

This site was developed in part under guidance provided by Dr. Kruckman and has been utilized by over 300,000 visitors since being launched in January 2007.

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