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Women in Science Wednesday Spotlight: Kristin Tully, PhD

January, 2017

Congratulations to CGBI’s Kristin Tully, who was featured in UNC Research’s series “Women in Science Wednesday”. Click here to read an interview with Kristin, and see links to other female researchers at UNC who have also been interviewed.

Health Equity and Breastfeeding

December, 2016

Dr. Alison Stuebe and colleagues published a 2nd simulation study aimed at uncovering the disease burden attributable to suboptimal breastfeeding rates in the US – this time honing in on the disproportionate burden placed on women of color due to lower breastfeeding rates. Click here for more about the new study. For more about the first simulation study ...

Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference

November, 2016

Save the Date!! The 2017 Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference is scheduled for March 22nd – March 24th in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration should be open in December. Please visit the conference website directly for the latest details. Here’s a taste of some of the confirmed keynote and plenary speakers:   Brandi Gates – Breastfeeding Coordinator, Breast Friends Mommy Group, West ...

Infant Side-car Bassinet Survey

November, 2016

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is seeking participants for the Maternity Care Experiences and Infant Side-Car Bassinet survey. We are seeking mothers, partners, other family, health care providers, and researchers who work with mothers and infants. Please take 20-30 minutes to share your thoughts and distribute this research opportunity with your networks. The survey is open to all, ...

CGBI Attends WABA 25th Anniversary in Malaysia

November, 2016

Kathy Parry attended the Global Breastfeeding Partner’s Forum as an invited panelist speaker. The meeting, Turning Silver into Gold – Sustaining breastfeeding campaigns for a generation, was held October 2nd – 5th, 2016 in Penang, Malaysia. The occasion marked the 25th anniversary of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), established in 1991 on the ...

Study Focuses on Maternal Benefits of Breastfeeding

November, 2016

Alison Stuebe co-authors first study to provide a comprehensive picture of the maternal and child health impact of breastfeeding. Click here to read more.

Sullivan Appointed New Director CGBI

October, 2016

Congratulations to Catherine Sullivan who has been named the new Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. Please click here to read the full press release.

CDC Issues a New Breastfeeding Report Card

August, 2016

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity – released the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card. New this year is the inclusion of rates from Puerto Rico. The report highlights “Stories from the Field”, including our very own Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care initiative. Please take a moment to ...

Emeritus Founder and Director of CGBI Dies

August, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Miriam H. Labbok, our dear friend and fearless leader here at the institute and a visionary inspiration to many across the globe. Miriam passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 13th, 2016. A memorial service was held on August 15th, ...

Tully and Colleagues receive NC TraCS Award

August, 2016

Tully_Kristin_2016_cropped-300x300Congratulations to Kristin Tully, PhD and colleagues for receiving the Improving Human Health Award from NC TraCS to develop and design infant side-car bassinets for use in US Hospitals. This project is a collaboration with NC State’s Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design. Read more here.

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