MILC Trainee, Uma Yakandawala receives Rady Faculty Dean’s Prize for her research on medications in breast milk
Uma Yakandawala, MILC trainee and master’s student in the College of Pharmacy, was awarded the Rady Faculty Dean's Prize, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement, notable personal service and strong leadership skills of graduate students. She is researching how to best study medications in breast milk. Uma said her supervisors have contributed to her success by encouraging her and helping guide her throughout her graduate studies. Congratulations, Uma!
MILC co-Directors, Drs. Azad and Nickel, and member Dr. Brockway publish interdisciplinary perspectives article on breastfeeding in The Conversation
Drs. Azad, Nickel, Brockway and others co-authored an article in The Conversation about the importance of breastfeeding research for advancing health and ultimately saving lives, and the counterproductive tensions that arise among researchers, advocates and industry in this field. This article stemmed from their experience co-writing a paper from a workshop about how researchers & stakeholders from different disciplines can collaborate to accelerate progress in the field of breastfeeding, lactation & human milk research. Follow the Tweetorial here!
MILC members publish correspondence on messaging and methodological considerations when researching breastfeeding and obesity
11 MILC members co-wrote a correspondence in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition titled "Messaging and methodological considerations when researching breastfeeding and obesity." They addressed concerns about a potentially harmful message in a paper implying milk from mothers with an elevated BMI may predispose their infants to obesity, which is unsupported by the paper's data. Tweetorial here!
Now in its 12th year, CHILD has produced over 100 scientific publications with breakthrough findings that have been featured by global media outlets. Dr. Azad's breastmilk research work has shown that the way breastmilk reaches the baby is important. “Pumped breastmilk gives baby many of the same health benefits as nursing – it’s just that nursing may have a slight edge,” says Dr. Azad. Read the full success story here!