Cafe Scientifique is a free event sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) of the University of Manitoba.
Our MILC team spoke on breakthroughs & barriers in breastfeeding research.
Sarah Turner, our MILC trainee was the moderator for the evening.
Team members presented the following topics:
Dr. Meghan Azad: Human Milk: Superfood and Personalized Medicine
Dr. Nathan Nickel: Breastfeeding in Manitoba: Current Trends and Future Priorities
Dr. Lauren Kelly: Medication and Cannabis During Breastfeeding: What We Know and What We Don’t
The University of Manitoba announced this week that MILC Co-Director Dr. Meghan 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 by CBC.