Q&A: Empathy motivates MRT-TI student Katrina Fernandez on her IBCLC journey

Learning evidence-based information helps others make informed decisions about their breastfeeding goals.

EMPower Best Practices supports breastfeeding equity at the Family Birth Center

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute initiative provides training on Step 2 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to birthing facility

Q&A: Human lactation research excites MRT-TI student Supreet Goraya

Supreet Goraya is focused on improving postpartum care for birthing people

Annual Report highlights breastfeeding education, programs and research

2023 was a busy year for the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

Q&A: Excited breastfeeding patients inspire MRT-TI student Jessica Holmes

“MRT-TI helped me see a global picture of what my field means, especially in terms of breastfeeding,” said Mary Rose Tully Training Institute student Jessica Holmes.

Q&A: Catherine Sullivan reflects on 10 years at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

For the past decade at CGBI, Catherine Sullivan has focused on supporting breastfeeding-friendly health care, child care, communities and training the next generation of lactation practitioners (slideshow).

UNC Medical Center first to achieve success with new Baby-Friendly Step 2 with help from the EMPower program

June 16, 2023
Patient Services Manager III Debbie Ward Gordon, MSN, RN, IBCLC, is a real hero. Working with a short timeframe, heroic best describes her leadership in getting the Maternity Care Center team at the UNC Medical Center to be the first to pass the new Step 2 of the Baby-Friendly USA (BFUSA) initiative.

Aunchalee Palmquist: Teacher, scholar and advocate

May 26, 2023 Assistant Professor Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist will be moving to a position as an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Duke Global Health Institute beginning in July... Read more »

Gillings School honors 8 faculty members for teaching innovation

April 18, 2023
Students at the Gillings School have selected eight faculty members to honor for teaching innovation in the classroom, including Dr. Naim Rashid, Dr. Chantel Martin, Dr. Musa Manga, Dr. Abigail Hatcher, Dr. Melanie Studer, Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, Dr. Anna Kahkoska and Emily Taylor.

Passionately supporting maternal health care and communities: Q&A with MRT-TI graduate Ashley Taylor Jacobs

Ashley Taylor Jacobs, MPA, IBCLC, is a graduate of Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute’s Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative (MRT-TI) class of 2020-2021. She has a BA in Psychology from North... Read more »

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