University of Washington (UW)

UW-MedicineLinda O Eckert, MD will participate in the project on behalf of UW. Dr Eckert was the WHO obstetrics consultant and lead of the Obstetrics Taskforce for the recent WHO/Brighton Project on Maternal Immunization:  Assessment of Adverse Events in Mothers and Infants, Definitions of Key Terms for the Assessment of Adverse Maternal Events. 

Additionally, Dr Eckert has been on the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Expert Immunization Review Committee since its formation 4 years ago, and also works with GAVI on the Immunization Review Committee, assessing grants and success in delivering immunizations.

Contribution to the consortium

In WP 1, the focus will be on coordinating development of case definitions for key maternal outcomes and terms. UW will drive simultaneous development and harmonization of outputs across several working groups creating this set of case definitions. In WP3, UW will be responsible for ensuring harmonization of the guidance document with the case definitions and terminology pertinent to key maternal outcomes. As activity leader 1.2, UW will be involved in the overall scientific coordination as part of WP5.