We are pleased to announce the N&G Abstract Awards. The new N&G award recognizes young physicians for their work in two categories; Neonatology/Infancy and Obesity. This year, the awards are supported by an educational grant from the Nestlé Nutrition Institute for the best abstracts submitted to 5th International Conference on Nutrition & Growth..
The award recipients, selected by the N&G scientific committee, will be presented at the N&G 2018 conference in Paris, France during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 19:30. Each abstract will receive a $5,000 prize.
Join us in congratulating the winners:
The First 1,000 Days Best N&G Research Award
WINNER: Prof. Ellen Demerath
Abstract Entitled: PROSPECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS
OF PRE-PREGNANCY BMI, GESTATIONAL WEIGHT GAIN, PREGNANCY GLUCOSE, AND
POST-PARTUM WEIGHT LOSS WITH BREASTMILK HORMONE CONCENTRATIONS
Breast milk is highly complex and varies significantly between women and within women over time. This study examines the role that maternal body weight (before, during and after pregnancy) plays in the levels of appetite, growth, and inflammation-regulating hormones in the breast milk of exclusively breastfeeding women. We found graded increases in milk leptin and insulin, and decreases in milk adiponectin with higher maternal BMI prior to pregnancy, which relationships tended to be stronger at 1 month than at 3 months post-partum. Independent associations of excessive gestational weight gain and post-partum weight loss were also observed with milk leptin concentrations.
Professor Ellen Demerath received her AB from Harvard University and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Biological/Physical Anthropology and Human Biology. In 1997 she joined the Center for Lifespan Health Research at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, first as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a faculty member and Associate Director, working for 10 years with the Fels Longitudinal Study. Dr. Demerath then joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in 2007, where she has developed a federally funded research program on the interplay of genetic and early-life environmental factors on growth rate, pubertal timing, and body composition in infancy and adolescence and their relationship to adulthood cardiometabolic disease. She is currently Program Director for the Maternal and Child Health MPH program at the University of Minnesota, and co-Directs the University's Driven to Discover health research facility. She is Co-PI of the MILK study (Mothers and Infants Linked for Healthy Growth) which is tracking breast milk composition and infant outcomes in 350 mother-infant dyads.
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The Obesity N&G Research Award
WINNER: Mr. Yong Song
Abstract Entitled: EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL-BASED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION ON OBESITY AMONG CHINESE SCHOOL CHILDREN
The study assessed the effectiveness of a school-based lifestyle intervention on obese children. The data showed that 8-month multi-component lifestyle intervention program based on exercise-food-health education was effective in improving metabolic health and health behaviors in obese children.
35 years old, worked as a CDC doctor for 4 years,
Now studying as a PHD student in the school of Public health, Wuhan university,
China. Research area is maternal obesity effect to offspring growth in
epidemiological and molecular biology.