Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease
The Center on Early Life Origins of Disease
addresses common and important clinical and public health problems in diverse populations, in collaboration with U.S. and international colleagues from multiple disciplines. The Center has a particular focus on dissecting the complex interplay of environment, genetic and epigenetic factors in order to understand the etiology and natural history; and to identify early life precursors of common pediatric and adult diseases. The Center is also actively engaged in translating scientific knowledge into clinical and public health practices that can lead to advancements in early prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases across the life-span and generations. In addition, the Center is fully committed to training a new generation of maternal and child health professionals and researchers to become leading trans-disciplinary investigators and future leaders.
The Zanvyl Krieger Professorship in Children's Health
Philanthropist, lawyer, businessman, Zanvyl Krieger was devoted to the future of Baltimore City. A graduate of Baltimore City College and Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Krieger attended Harvard Law School. A life-long Baltimore resident, Mr. Krieger practiced law and pursued business and civic ventures, including Mr. Krieger’s investment in 1964 in a start-up company called U.S. Surgical.