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 »

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute creates new vision and mission statements

During the last months of 2022, the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute team has been on a journey to discover what we stand for, and what binds us together and to... Read more »

A path forward: adapting Ready, Set, Baby during COVID

During the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were lower breastfeeding rates and lactation education, especially for people for whom in-person education and counseling might be difficult. With modifications,... Read more »

Humanitarian Health Initiative supports frontline response to improve maternal and child health in Sierra Leone

October 17, 2022
The Humanitarian Health Initiative worked with Sierra Leone nongovernmental organization Rural Health Care Initiative to increase the impact of its response to the country’s maternal mortality crisis.

Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative receives CAAHEP reaccreditation

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute’s Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative (MRT-TI) Pathway 2 Lactation Training program received reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon... Read more »

During a formula shortage is the perfect time to talk about milk sharing

August 18, 2022
Learn more about the Lactation and Infant Feeding in Emergencies (L.I.F.E.) Initiative from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

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