Azad Lab postdoctoral fellows Dr. Merilee Brockway (top) and Dr. Kozeta Miliku (bottom) presented their research at the Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting, held last week in 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). Dr. Azad was elected to a three-year term as Manitoba representative on the DOHaD Canada Council (2020-2023).
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding announcement & 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. The International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium will analyze milk from 1200 mother-infant dyads across 5 diverse settings (Tanzania, Pakistan, Nepal, Burkina Faso and Canada).
Dr. Azad was interviewed on CTV Morning Live and interviewed by CBC. Coverage of the announcement also made the front page of the Winnipeg Free Press! (Subscription required for access; a scanned copy can be accessed here).
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