THRiVE lab members, Sarah Turner, MSc., and Dr. Meghan Azad, contributed to a brief prepared by the MILC Club [brief] and submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Women's Health. The brief provides recommendations to the government on how to improve maternal, child and population health by fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships that support innovation, discovery, knowledge mobilization and policy development focused on human milk and infant feeding. Download the full document here.
Congratulations to THRiVE lab MSc student, Rilwan Azeez, on successfully defending his thesis titled "Predictors of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody levels following two COVID-19 vaccine doses". It has been an absolute pleasure watching Rilwan grow and succeed as a researcher in the THRiVE Discovery Lab. A big thank you for everything RIlwan has brought to the lab and best of luck with his future endeavors!
Congratulations to THRiVE co-Director, Dr. Meghan Azad, on receiving the 2022 Steacie Price! The Steacie Prize is annually awarded to a young scientist or engineer in Canada. It is named in the memory of E.W.R. Steacie, a physical chemist and former President of the National Research Council of Canada, to whom much is owed for the development of science in Canada.
THRiVE Lab PhD student, Sarah Turner, and colleagues published "Breastfeeding in the pandemic: A qualitative analysis of breastfeeding experiences among mothers from Canada and the United Kingdom" in Women and Birth. Sarah received an award from the International Society for Research and Human Lactation and the Family Larsson Rosenquist Foundation to work with Dr. Amy Brown's research team in the UK on this project. This original research explored first-time mothers' breastfeeding experiences to describe how the COVID-19 pandemic affected breastfeeding journeys in Canada and the United Kingdom. Follow the link to the full article [PDF].
Congratulations to the THRiVE Discovery lab members! The 18th Annual Child Health Research Days (CHRD) were hosted by Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) on October 26-27, 2022 in a hybrid format. THRiVE Discovery Lab graduate students, Spencer Ames, Sarah Turner and RIlwan Azeez, under the supervision of Dr. Meghan Azad, all received CHRD awards. Spencer Ames received bronze in the Masters students section for his poster titled "Investigating the relationship between infant feeding practices and immune biomarkers of one-year-old infants in the CHILD Cohort Study". Sarah Turner received an honorable mention in the PhD students section for her poster titled "Maternal depression and parent-child relationship mediate the association between breastfeeding and child behaviour". RIlwan Azeez received silver in the Masters students section for his poster titled "Predictors of SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels following two COVID-19 vaccine doses: Results from the CHILD COVID-19 Add-on Study".
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