2017 AWARD WINNERS

 

JHL PATRICIA MARTENS ANNUAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BREASTFEEDING RESEARCH

Cesar Gomez Victora, MD, MPH, FABM

Dr. Cesar G. Victora is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, where he works since 1977. He has honorary appointments at Harvard, Oxford and Johns Hopkins Universities, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has conducted extensive research in maternal and child health and nutrition, birth cohort studies, inequalities in health, and on the evaluation of the impact of major global health programs in a large number of countries. He was a founding member of the Countdown to 2015: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health” initiative aimed at monitoring the Millennium Development Goals, and currently acts as Interim Director of the Countdown to 2030 initiative aimed at monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. In Pelotas, he coordinates the International Center for Equity in Health, which produces disaggregated analyses of indicators on women’s and children’s health and nutrition for the World Health Organization’s Health Equity Monitor and for the Countdown to 2030. He has over 600 peer-reviewed publications and is a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including The Lancet. He was President of the International Epidemiological Association (2011-14), and won the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2017.

To learn more about Dr. Victora's work, check out our Lactation Matters post announcing his award HERE

 

 

JHL MIRIAM LABBOK NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Jason P. Bentley, MBioStat for his article "Factors associated with recurrent infant feeding practices in subsequent births: A population-based longitudinal study.”

Jason Bentley is a biostatistician and health researcher with a particular interest in using large routinely collected administrative data to support evidence driven policy for maternal and child health. Jason has 8 years of experience in analyzing large population-based linked administrative data in New South Wales, Australia, and most recently, California in the United States.

To learn more about Mr. Bentley's work, check out our Lactation Matters post announcing his award HERE

 

 

JHL BEST RESEARCH ARTICLE WITH PRACTICE FOCUS AWARD

Vicky Fallon and colleagues for their article "Postpartum anxiety and infant-feeding outcomes: A systematic review."

Vicky Fallon is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Liverpool. She is affiliated with the Appetite and Obesity research group in the Department of Psychological Sciences and holds a doctorate in Psychology. Her research interests concern perinatal mental health and early infant development, in particular infant nutrition. Her PhD examined maternal anxiety and infant feeding from pregnancy to parenthood.

To learn more about Ms. Fallon and her colleagues's work, check out our Lactation Matters post announcing his award HERE

  

RESEARCH POSTER PRIZE:

Third-Year Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of Breastfeeding Education Attained during their Undergraduate Program

Nicole Ahmed, RN, MSN, IBCLC

 

EACH ONE, REACH ONE WINNERS:

Individual Award - Dr. Shu Fang-Wang Hualein, Taiwan

Course Provider Award - Virginia Baker, Sun City West, Arizona, USA

 

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:

Shacchee Baweja

Shela Hirani

Lourdes Santaballa

Linda Caiger

Oksana Laurinaviciene

Cintia Santos

Dexter Chagwena

Tulashi Mishra

Shannon Thomson