The NOFAS Weekly Roundup features news articles, research, event announcements, new materials and other highlights from around the world of FASD. The Roundup also includes the latest news from NOFAS and a link to the Calendar of Events page on the NOFAS website.


Counseling inadequate for alcohol use during pregnancy – new study reports

A recent study from the Center for Maternal and Child Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore reveals of 12,611 mothers surveyed almost 8% reported consuming alcohol during the last three months of their pregnancy. Article, Los Angeles Examiner, February 3, 2011

NIAAA Introduces New “Women and Alcohol” Fact Sheet A new fact sheet from NIAAA on the health risks of alcohol to women. Fact Sheet, NIAAA, February 2011

Medical expenditures of children in the United States with fetal alcohol syndrome

This article examines the medical expenditures for pediatric Medicaid enrollees with FAS. In 2005, children with FAS incurred annual mean medical expenditures that were nine times higher than those of children without FAS.

Article, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2010


NOFAS Establishes the Dr. Erin Frey Advocacy Award and Fund

In memory of former NOFAS Program Director Dr. Erin Frey, NOFAS has established the Dr. Erin Frey Advocacy Award to annually recognize an individual who is making important contributions on behalf of others in the areas of FASD, addiction, or a related field. A fund has also been established to support the award. For more information or to contribute to the fund, please visit the link above.

NOFAS Enshrines Dr. Louise Floyd to the Tom and Linda Daschle FASD Hall of Fame

NOFAS recently inducted R. Louise Floyd, RN, DSN, Supervisory Behavioral Scientist and Team Leader of the FAS Prevention Team for the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Tom and Linda Daschle FASD Hall of Fame.

NOFAS Events: March 2011