Bio for Ira Bernstein, M.D. Ira Bernstein, M.D.John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and ChairDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Contact Information E-mail: Ira.Bernstein@uvm.eduOffice Location: 111 Colchester Ave, MFU-Smith Room 410, Burlington, VT 05401 Education1990 Fellowship - University of Vermont College of Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine1987 Residency - George Washington University Hospital1983 M.D. - University of Vermont College of Medicine1978 B.S. - Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., PsychobiologyResearch InterestsFetal growth, fetal growth abnormalities, pre-eclampsia, maternal physiologyExpertiseDoppler VelocimetryFetal EchocardiographyFetal GrowthObstetrical UltrasoundResearch GrantsNational Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 HL71944Pre-pregnancy Phenotype and Predisposition to PreeclampsiaPI: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D. 07/2010 - presentNational Institutes of Health (NICHD/CDC) RO1 HD75669Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation Among Disadvantaged Pregnant Women (PI: Higgins)Co-Investigator: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D. 09/2013 - 08/2018National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) CoBRE P-20Incentives Targeting Gestational Weight Gain in Overweight and Obese Low Income Women (PI: Higgins)Project Mentor/Co-Investigator: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D. 09/2013 - 08/2018Awards and Honors2011 - 2012 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy2010 - 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 Chair2008 Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Excellence Award2002 University of Vermont College of Medicine Distinguished Academic Achievement Award1983 University of Vermont College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyPublicationsHypertension 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.