Dr. Merilee Brockway (top) and Dr. Kozeta Miliku (bottom) presented their most recent work on breast milk and breastfeeding to their colleagues at the Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting, held last week in beautiful Banff.
Dr. Brockway presented a qualitative study on breastfeeding self-efficacy (shown above), as well as her latest research on maternal secretor status in relation to donor human milk in a separate presentation.
Dr. Miliku presented her recent work on the relationship between human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) profiles and asthma development. Congratulations to both on this great opportunity to share and network!
National representatives from DOHaD Canada, which advances understanding of the developmental origins of health and disease, met today at the beautiful Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (pictured above). This was the first DOHaD Canada Council meeting attended by Dr. Azad since it was announced she has been approved for a three-year term as Manitoba representative (2020-2023). Congratulations to Dr. Azad and DOHaD Canada on their newest Council member!
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding announcement and launch of the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium
The University of Manitoba announced this week that Dr. Azad has received $6.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assemble an international network for comprehensive description of the contents of human milk in relation to infant growth.
For the second time in a week, CTV hosted Dr. Azad to talk about her research on breast milk and breastfeeding, this time to introduce the IMiC Consortium (to see the clip, click here).
Dr. Azad was also interviewed by CBC and coverage of the announcement made the front page of the Winnipeg Free Press. (Please note: Subscription required to access article full-text. A scanned PDF of the article can be accessed by clicking here).
All in all a great week for breast milk research and breastfeeding awareness!
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