LRF Center for Economics of Breastfeeding Joins Human Milk Research Consortium

LRF Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ics of Breast­feed­ing is now part of the Glob­al Hu­man Milk Re­search Con­sor­tium (GHM­RC) con­sist­ing of five in­de­pen­dent re­search cen­ters, based at renowned uni­ver­si­ties, and en­dowed by the Fam­i­ly Lars­son-Rosen­quist Foun­da­tion.

The re­search cen­ters fo­cus on com­ple­men­tary re­search top­ics that can ad­vance the glob­al un­der­stand­ing of breast­feed­ing and breast­milk. Each cen­ter’s re­search vi­sion high­lights im­por­tant com­po­nents of health and de­vel­op­ment that con­tribute to reach­ing the UN Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) - im­munol­o­gy, neu­rode­vel­op­ment, en­docrinol­o­gy of lac­ta­tion, mi­cro­bio­me and hu­man oligosac­cha­rides, and be­hav­ioral eco­nom­ics.

Be­yond the in­di­vid­ual re­search ar­eas, our cen­ters are col­lab­o­rat­ing on in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary re­search projects ca­pa­ble of bridg­ing tra­di­tion­al di­vides be­tween dis­ci­plines. As a cor­ner­stone of that in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ap­proach, the GHM­RC has launched a mul­ti-year fel­low­ship pro­gram. Fi­nanced by the Fam­i­ly Lars­son-Rosen­quist Foun­da­tion, it of­fers two two-year post­doc­tor­al post­doc­tor­al grants an­nu­al­ly.

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