Dr. Azad's new International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium was profiled in the article, "A sizeable contribution to breast milk research" published in The Manitoban. From the article: "It’s an exciting time for breast milk research at the U of M, thanks to a $6.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Meghan Azad, an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics and child health at the U of M, was awarded the grant to establish the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium that will analyze breast milk to better inform maternal and infant nutrition." Thanks to Jennifer Carneiro and The Manitoban, U of M's student newspaper, for helping to spread the word about this exciting project!
As a new Fellow in the CIFAR Humans & the Microbiome Program, Dr. Azad will have the opportunity to advance research in this exciting field with national and international colleagues. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.
Dr. Azad was interviewed for a recent article in The Antlantic entitled "A Bold and Controversial Idea for Making Breast Milk", about a startup company seeking to create a lab-grown alternative to breast milk. Dr. Azad and other human milk researchers urged cautioun about this approach, indicating that support to facilitate breastfeeding should remain an important priority.
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