Accredited Activities

The Need for Biorepositories: Maternal & Newborn Health in Low Income Countries

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 18, 2017
  • Expires: Jul 18, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Nansi S.  Boghossian Nansi S. Boghossian, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina

Needs Statement

This presentation discusses neonatal mortality globally and the available interventions. Building on this knowledge, the current cohort studies and biorepositories in low income countries, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are described. The presentation covers the study methods, collected biological samples and challenges relating to these cohort studies.    

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and public health professionals.


  • Outline the global causes of neonatal mortality and the available interventions
  • Describe the study cohorts currently funded in low income countries
  • Explain current studies for assessing gestational age at birth



UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.


This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Professionalism

IOM Competencies

  • Employ evidence-based practice

Faculty Disclosure

Nansi Boghossian has nothing to disclose.   The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff have nothing to disclose.


In collaboration with Maternal and Child Health Seminar Series, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, UNTHSC School of Public Health.