Sarah Turner, PhD student in the Azad Lab, has been upgraded to an oral presentation at Child Health Research Days. In order to be selected, her abstract was one of the top two highest scoring abstracts submitted by DEVOTION trainees.
She will present her research, entitled: Infant feeding, human milk polyunsaturated fatty acids and child behaviour at age 5 years: preliminary results from the longitudinal CHILD birth cohort study in Session 4: Transdisciplinary Research on the Developmental Origins of Health: From Biology to Policy from 4-4:15 pm on October 24th, 2019.
Great work, Sarah!
Sarah Turner, PhD Student in the Azad Lab, publishes an editorial in the Winnipeg Free Press for National Breastfeeding Awareness week
From the editorial:
"Many of us know of the health-promoting qualities of breast milk and how it contributes to lifelong infant health, in addition to maternal health. In Canada, 90 per cent of women initiate breastfeeding, but only about 25 per cent are able to continue with exclusive breastfeeding for the recommended duration of six months."
Here is a link to the editorial:
Congratulations to Sarah on her publication and dedication to breastfeeding awareness.
As part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week, a new invited post by Dr. Azad and Dr. Brockway, edited by Dr. Shreyas Kumbhare, appeared on the blog Science for Society, on the theme of "Why Breastfeeding Matters to Everyone". The post has already generated considerable activity online!
Here is a link to the blog post: https://www.scienceforsociety.online/post/breastfeeding-matters-to-everyone
Congratulations to Dr. Kozeta Miliku, Dr. Meghan Azad and colleagues on the release of their exciting work on human milk fatty acid composition, conducted with over 1,000 participants in the CHILD Study! This study provides unique insights about the “normal” variation in the composition of human milk fatty acids and the contributing dietary, genetic, sociodemographic, health, and environmental factors.
Here is a link to the study:
And also a link to our lab's very first Twitter Thread, exploring key results of this paper!
Dr. Azad was interviewed by CTV Winnipeg on this topic today. A great way to end National Breastfeeding Awareness Week!
Members from the Azad Lab and Kelly Lab hosted an outreach table in a high-traffic area of the medical school to raise awareness and support for breastfeeding, including information-sharing, lots of conversation, and stickers, as well as displays of life-size posters of breastfeeding mothers from the Winnipeg Breastfeeding Network, and medieval and religious paintings depicting breastfeeding provided by visiting scholar François-Joseph Lapointe. There was a lot of enthusiastic engagement, particularly from first- and second-year medical students! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this event such a success!
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