The final AllerGen NCE Scientific Conference is being held this week in Toronto, and today’s program was entirely dedicated to the CHILD Study! Dr. Azad spoke about the unique elements of the CHILD Manitoba site (our rural sub-cohort and DXA body composition assessments) and Chaired a session about the CHILD Knowledge Mobilization Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Azad Lab trainees Kozeta Miliku & Deborah Chan gave their 1-minute lightning round presentations. It was an exciting day of presentations about the past and future of CHILD, including a session with four CHILD families from across the country.
Dr. Kozeta Miliku from the Azad Lab was one of the 27 CRRN trainees who were nominated and invited to present her work during "Lightning Rounds" at the Canadian Respiratory research Network had this annual meeting in Ottawa.
Of these 27 trainees, four received a "Trainee Lightning Presentation Award”, and Dr. Miliku was one of them! Congratulations.
Dr. Azad and Dr. Klopp will be talking about "Obesity in Infancy: Formula is One But Not The Only Explanation" on the radio with Born to be Breastfed host Marie Biancuzzo, today January 21st, 2019.
Dr. Azad and Miliku are featured in MD magazine for their recent review on breastfeeding and asthma. CLICK HERE to see the article.
Dr Shirin Moosavi from the Azad Lab has been highlighted on the University of Manitoba Graduate Students' Association website. CLICK HERE to view her profile and learn more about the research she is doing.
Our breastfeeding research was featured by the University of Manitoba as part of a special "Innovation" feature in the Globe & Mail. In her interview entitled "How bacteria and breastmilk could be our best allies against allergy and asthma", Dr. Azad explains that “We want to find specific components of breastmilk that are important, and figure out what they are doing to the gut microbiome—and understand how all of this affects the health and development of children," adding that “Human milk is the ultimate personalized medicine.”
This innovative event will bring the brightest scientific minds from across the country to Parliament Hill for a day-long event to exchange ideas, learn about policy making at the political level, meet with parliamentarians, and discuss advancements in scientific research and how they can be used in policy making experience. Follow the event on social media (#SciParl2018) or visit: https://sciencepolicy.ca/science-meets-parliament.
Azad Lab postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Kozeta Miliku, was awarded two Postdoctoral Fellowships for her research on breastfeeding, human milk oligosaccharides, and asthma development in the CHILD Study. These competitive fellowships are from Research Manitoba and the Canadian Lung Association. Congratulations, Kozeta!
We are very excited to be in Kanagawa, Japan for the 19th International Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation! Dr. Azad will give a talk on sex differences in lactation in the CHILD Study, the ALSPAC cohort, and non-human primates (a co-presentation with Dr. Katie Hinde), and three of our trainees have poster presentations: Deborah Chan is presenting her research on milk hormones, Kozeta Miliku is presenting her research on breastfeeding and blood pressure, and Shirin Moossavi is presenting her research on integrated analysis of human milk components.
Deborah Chan (Undergraduate Student) & Jacqueline Richelle (Pediatrics Resident) won Gold in their respective categories at CHRIM Child Health Research Day. Both are studying breast milk composition in the CHILD Study. Deborah’s research shows associations between milk hormones and infant body composition, while Jacqueline’s research shows associations between milk fatty acids and allergic sensitization. Congratulations Deborah & Jacqueline!
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