MCH Seminar-Breastfeeding and Autism

On March 14, 2011 Ruth Lucas, Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellow and UIC Doctoral Candidate in Nursing, presented her current research about maternal breastfeeding experiences and neonatal breastfeeding behaviors of children later diagnosed with autism.  She also talked about how the LEND fellowship has enriched her research and her understanding of autism within the Illinois public health system and national health system.

Ann Culter, MD, Director, UIC LEND Program, and Susan Kahan, Project Coordinator, UIC LEND Program, also discussed the goals and objectives of the LEND program.

The UIC LEND Program is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 program.  Click here to access the application.

Click here for the powerpoint presentation and the audio recording of the presentation (Sorry, the audio is not the highest quality. You may have to turn up the volume).