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MCHRI News & Updates

6th Annual MCHRI Symposium - Recordings Available

Thank you to those of you who joined us in-person for the 6th Annual MCHRI Symposium! It was a change to bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research. Recordings of all sessions are now available.

Monday, December 11, 2023, 12pm-1pm
Grand Rounds Room in CAM or Online via Zoom

Understanding and Manipulating Immune Modulation by the Microbiome

Join the MCHRI seminar to learn about new efforts to stimulate the immune system using bacteria that live in the gut and on the skin.

Michael Fischback, PhD, Professor, Bioengineering

Monday, January 29, 204, 12pm-1pm
Red Oak Room in CAM or Online via Zoom

Geopolitical Unrest: How Aid Sanctions Impact Global Progress on Maternal and Child Health

Political unrest and armed conflict are increasing with aid sanctions being the most common tool to respond to certain types of political events. Aid sanctions are a unique tool of statecraft previously thought not to impact the humanitarian population. This research seminar explores findings of how aid sanctions impact maternal and child health in fragile nations. Join Professor Paul Wise and Dr. Ruth Gibson for a conversation about protecting MCH during political unrest and how sanctions might be used to protect principles of international law while minimizing harm to local populations.

Ruth Gibson, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Medicine

Paul Wise, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

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