Research Series – Weight Changes – April 2023
Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Lactation:
Role of prenatal and postpartum weight changes and breastfeeding in postpartum weight retention and child adiposity
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm CST
Elizabeth Widen PhD, RD
Overview of the Research Series
This monthly educational series is an exploration of the science of human lactation which aims to deepen understanding and explain our shared clinical observations. We look forward to showcasing researchers who have made it their lives’ work to contribute to an ever-growing foundation of science that will ultimately strengthen the roles that breastfeeding and human lactation play in the health of the lactating parent, child and family.
About the Instructor
Dr. Beth Widen is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Nutritional Sciences within the School of Human Ecology in the College of Natural Sciences. Widen is faculty at Dell Pediatric Research Institute, faculty research associate at the Population Research Center, and affiliate faculty in the Departments of Women’s Health and Pediatrics at Dell Medical School. Widen is a nutritional and perinatal epidemiologist and her research takes a life course approach at the intersection of nutrition, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology, behavioral nutrition, and human biology. She develops and applies advanced analytic methods to elucidate the role of nutrition in early life in short and long-term health, and further, develops and applies interdisciplinary intervention programs that aim to improve nutrition and health during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.
Widen's research is supported by a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the Egg Nutrition Center and other foundations. She has received many accolades including an Early Career Award from the Thrasher Research Fund.
Widen holds a BS in Dietetics from Miami University, and a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to completing her PhD, Widen was an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Following her PhD, she completed an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in the Institute of Human Nutrition, the Department of Epidemiology at Mailman School of Public Health, and the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center.
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IBCLC: This course has been allocated 1(L) CERP recognized by IBLCE. Long Term Provider #117-04.
IABLE has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) as a CERP Provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE®’s endorsement or assessment of education quality. INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF LACTATION CONSULTANT EXAMINERS®, IBLCE®, INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT®, and IBCLC® are registered marks of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
CME: The AAFP has reviewed Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Lactation; A Research to Practice Series, and deemed it acceptable for 1 CME AAFP credits. Term of approval is from 08/28/2022 to 08/27/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CEUs: According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ meet the requirement of formally approved continuing education hours and may be used as such for ANCC Certification renewal.
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Research Series – Weight Changes – April 2023