Two local scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Mir Abdul Basir, MD, and Kathryn Flynn, PhD, were awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health to test a smartphone application, Preemie Prep for Parents (P3). The app is designed to provide expecting couples education and medical information on premature babies.

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Dr. Basir explains that the application is vitally important as “there is a need to improve parent education so that they are empowered to participate in medical care decision making.” Early results have shown the application contributed to more discussions with their partner about premature pregnancy. Read the full story here.