AllerGen researcher featured in CIHR breastfeeding panel

On August 2, 2017, AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) participated in a panel discussion organized by the CIHR’s Institute of Human Development, Child & Youth Health (IHDCYH) on breastfeeding and children’s health.

In the event, Dr. Azad discussed her past and current work on breastfeeding and the microbiome, mentioning its leveraging of biological samples and data from the CHILD Study.

The panel featured five CIHR-supported researchers talking about how their work aims to help improve the health of babies and breastfeeding mothers. It was organized in support of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 (August 1-7; observed October 1-7 in Canada).

View the full event recording below, or link directly to Dr. Azad’s contribution here.


Dr. Meghan Azad, originally an AllerGen HQP, is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba; a Research Scientist of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; and co-Lead for the Population Health Pillar of the Developmental Origins of Chronic Diseases in Children Network (DEVOTION).

With AllerGen’s CHILD Study, Dr. Azad is Chair of the Knowledge Mobilization Leadership Committee; co-leader of the Manitoba site; member of the Executive Committee; and co-leader of the Nutrition/Endocrine Working Group.

Photo at top: Dr. Azad (L) with fellow panelists (L to R) Dr. Deborah O’Connor, Dr. Sharon Unger, Dr. Catherine Pound and Claire Kerr-Zlobin, as well as IHDCYH Scientific Director Dr. Shoo K. Lee (3rd from R). Photo used with the kind permission of CIHR-IHDCYH.

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