University of Vermont

College of Medicine

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Bio for Ira Bernstein, M.D.
Ira Bernstein, M.D.

Ira Bernstein, M.D.

John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


Contact Information
E-mail: Ira.Bernstein@uvm.edu
Office Location:
111 Colchester Ave, MFU-Smith Room 410, Burlington, VT 05401

Education

1990     Fellowship - University of Vermont College of Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine
1987     Residency - George Washington University Hospital
1983     M.D. - University of Vermont College of Medicine
1978     B.S.  - Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., Psychobiology

Research Interests

Fetal growth, fetal growth abnormalities, pre-eclampsia, maternal physiology

Expertise

Doppler Velocimetry
Fetal Echocardiography
Fetal Growth
Obstetrical Ultrasound

Research Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 HL71944
Pre-pregnancy Phenotype and Predisposition to Preeclampsia
PI: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D.     07/2010 - present
National Institutes of Health (NICHD/CDC) RO1 HD75669
Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation Among Disadvantaged Pregnant Women (PI: Higgins)
Co-Investigator: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D.     09/2013 - 08/2018
National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) CoBRE P-20
Incentives Targeting Gestational Weight Gain in Overweight and Obese Low Income Women (PI: Higgins)
Project Mentor/Co-Investigator: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D.     09/2013 - 08/2018

Awards and Honors

2011 - 2012     American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy
2010 - 2011
     National Institute of Health, NICHD Scientific Vision Workshop planner on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.
2009 - 2011
     National Institute of Health, Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section Chair
2008
     Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Excellence Award
2002
     University of Vermont College of Medicine Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
1983
     University of Vermont College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Publications

Hypertension in Pregnancy: Executive Summary: Report of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists’ Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:1122-31.

Buhimschi IA, Nayeri UA, Zhao G, Shook LL, Pensalfini A, Funai EF, Bernstein IM, Glabe CG, Buhimschi CS. Protein Misfolding, Urine Congophilia, Oligomeric State Immunoreactivity and Defective Amyloid Precursor Protein Processing in Preeclampsia. Science Translational Medicine 2014 Jul 16;6(245). 

Heil SH, Herrmann ES, Badger GJ, Solomon LJ, Bernstein IM, Higgins ST Most Examining the Timing of Changes in Cigarette Smoking Upon Learning of Pregnancy Preventive Med 2014:68;58-61.

Osol G and Bernstein IM. Preeclampsia and Maternal Cardiovascular Disease: Consequence or Prediposition? J Vasc Res 2014;51:290-304. 

Higgins ST, Washio Y, Lopez AA, Heil SH, Solomon LJ, Lynch ME,  Hanson JD, Higgins TM, Skelly JM, Redner R, Bernstein IM. Examining Two Different Schedules of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation Among Pregnant Women. Preventive Medicine 2014;68;51-57.

Morris E, Hale SA, Badger GJ, Magness RR,  Bernstein IM. Pregnancy Induces Persistent Changes in Vascular Compliance in Primiparous Women 2015 Jan 7. pii: S0002-9378(15)00006-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]

See PubMed listing here.