November 13, 2018
The Gillings School's Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was awarded more than a half-million dollars by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. to continue its work to promote safe breastfeeding and education services.
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
November 13, 2018
Breastfeeding Institute responds to Hurricane Florence with support for infant and young child feeding
September 28, 2018 Hurricane Florence brought heavy rains and catastrophic flooding to parts of North and South Carolina. The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was among the first responders, helping to ensure that infants and children stayed safe and well-fed in the aftermath of the storm.
June 15, 2018 In North Carolina and South Carolina, a new effort is aimed at improving maternity care and breastfeeding rates in underserved areas – and helping babies get the healthy start they need.
March 28, 2018 UNC Gillings' Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.
February 26, 2018 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, based in the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant project aims to increase the number of people of color serving as certified lactation consultants in vulnerable communities.
January 26, 2018 Two researchers from the Gillings School contributed to a recently published book, “Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches,” which is the first edited volume on anthropology and breastfeeding published in more than 20 years.
January 26, 2018 Three researchers linked with the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health co-authored the Journal of Human Lactation’s most-read article of 2017. Their systematic review examined Step 3 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, an outline for maternity practices that serves as the foundation for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
November 30, 2017 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, based at the Gillings School, has been awarded a 3-year, $830,000 grant from The Duke Endowment. The grant will be used to expand CGBI’s work with hospitals and communities in North and South Carolina for the purpose of promoting and supporting breastfeeding.
October 6, 2017 Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute's Kathy Parry was presented with the Gillings School's 2017 Impact in Practice Award on Oct. 6.
October 4, 2017 Catherine Sullivan, director of the Gillings School's Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, was selected as a fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.