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Johnston will receive the Godfrey Oakley award, given to those who have made significant contributions in the field of birth defects, during the National Birth Defects Prevention Network annual meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia.
CCB), a nationally respected cord blood processing and storage company, is pleased to join with the CA State Department of Health, the March of Dimes Foundation and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, as well as with many dedicated volunteers, health care professionals, families and persons affected by birth defects, in participating in a special month which is devoted to increasing awareness on how to prevent birth defects and to learn more about what families can do to increase their chances of having a healthy baby.
For this reason, most birth defects epidemiologists exclude birth certificate-based cases from their analyses, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network does not regard state databases based solely on vital statistics records as birth defects surveillance programs.