Experimental Biology 2017

Our group tore it up at back-to-back scientific meetings this year!

Congratulations to post-doc Godfred Boateng, who received first place in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders Poster Competition! The Community and Public Health RIS awarded this to Godfred presented his work entitled “Food Insecurity and HIV-exposure are Deleterious to Infant Cognitive Development in Kenya: A longitudinal study”. He also received a travel award.

Congratulations to undergraduate Lauren Blacker who received second place in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders Poster Competition. This is particularly impressive as she was competing against post-docs, graduate students and undergrads. Lauren’s work entitled “Household food insecurity and gender inequity is associated with high prevalence of maternal depression amongst female farmers with young children in rural Tanzania” was well received in both poster and oral presentation sessions at Experimental Biology in Chicago. Well done, team!

Lauren Blacker (left) and Godfred Boateng (right), laden with certificates from the Emerging Leaders Poster Competition.