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3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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Rebecca A. Simmons, MD
Rebecca A. Simmons
Attending Physician

The principal goal of Dr. Simmons' research program is to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms that link an aberrant intrauterine milieu to the later development of diseases in adulthood. She has made many seminal contributions to the understanding of the role that epigenetic modifications play in developmental programming of obesity and type 2 diabetes.



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Education and Training

BS, University of Arizona, Tucson (Biology), 1978

MD, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1983

Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco (Neonatology), 1989

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

The Society of Pediatric Research, 1994-

Perinatal Research Society, 1996-

American Pediatric Society, 2004-

Professional Awards

Young Investigator Award California Lung Association, 1987

William Wells Award for Outstanding Research in Mitochondria Biology, Michigan State University, 2006

Edwin Gresham Award, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2008

Boyd Orr Award, Royal Nutrition Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009

John S. Curran Award, University of South Florida, 2011

Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence for Outstanding Research in Infant Nutrition, Dubai Arab Emirates, 2012

The Charles W. Gowdey Distinguished Scientist Award, Western University, London Ontario, Canada, 2015

Distinguished Mentor Award, Biomedical Postdoctoral Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Pediatric Scientist Award, St. Louis University, 2015






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