|UNC breastfeeding institute director named Women’s Center Faculty Scholar|
|December 08, 2010|
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), has been selected as the Carolina Women's Center Faculty Scholar for the Fall 2011 semester.
The Carolina Women's Center (CWC) appoints a Faculty Scholar each semester as a way to support faculty projects related to the CWC's mission to pursue gender equity through education, advocacy and interdisciplinary research. The Faculty Scholar program is supported through the UNC Office of the Provost and provides research support.
Labbok's project to be funded by CWC involves protecting and supporting breastfeeding and the reproductive health continuum on campus. The institute is renowned internationally for research supporting the benefits of breastfeeding worldwide, and this grant will offer an opportunity for additional work at home.
"I am particularly glad to have an opportunity to support work in an area linked so closely to our own efforts to create a family-supportive work and learning environment on campus," said Donna Bickford, PhD, CWC director.
Labbok is grateful for the local support.
"CGBI works across the state, nationally and globally to help create an enabling environment for women to succeed with healthy reproductive choices," she said. "It is an honor and a welcome opportunity to be invited to work on these issues on behalf of women and families across our fine campus."
Each Faculty Scholar is expected to give a public presentation about his or her project and is encouraged to attend CWC activities and participate in the planning of events at the Center related to the subject of their scholarly activity.
More information on the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is available at www.sph.unc.edu/breastfeeding.
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|Last updated December 08, 2010|