Researcher invited to present to Virginia governor

At the invitation of the Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB), Tushar Shah, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, recently presented his research to Gov. Terry McAuliffe; Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, MD (MD '84), Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; and Secretary of Finance Ric Brown.

The governor met with the CHRB to determine how to bolster biomedical research in Virginia. Dr. Shah was one of two investigators to present a talk.

His research focuses on reducing brain damage resulting when blood flow to a baby's brain is cut off before birth, depriving the baby of oxygen. Up to 60 percent of newborns affected don't survive.