Continuing coverage: UTMB Professor George R. Saade has been appointed to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the National Institutes of Health by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services. In this role, Saade will work with other council members to advise and consult with the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on research, support activities and functions of the institute. Saade is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on maternal and fetal medicine. His basic science research focuses on fetal-maternal physiology and developmental programming. He is also involved in a number of multicenter trials addressing various complications of pregnancy, including hypertension, preterm birth and intrapartum hypoxia.