Natalie Scime, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canada Graduate Scholar specializing in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary is a 2021 recipient of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) Trainee Expansion Program Trainee Travel Fund award. With this funding support and while under Dr. Meghan Azad's mentorship, Natalie will lead a project investigating whether human milk composition is associated with mothers' long-term cardiometabolic health.
Dr. Meghan Azad was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Canadian Glycomics Symposium 2022, held May 11-13, 2022 in Banff, Alberta. Her presentation "7 Years of Human Milk Oligosaccharide Research in the CHILD Cohort: What have we learned and what's up next?" discusses the importance and complexities of human milk research with the CHILD Cohort Study.
Co-authored by Dr. Meghan Azad and collaborators from University of British Columbia, this review describes new findings and knowledge gaps regarding Secretory IgA and its role supporting healthy immune development during infancy. Aspects related to human milk and the infant microbiome are highlighted. Read the review here: "Secretory IgA: Linking microbes, maternal health, and infant health through human milk" [PDF]
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