How Human Milk Oligosaccharides and the Microbiome Communicate with the Gut and Brain
Course Description:In this course, you’ll describe the role of the microbiome in early life; review the role of neutral and acidic HMOs in infant immune system and cognitive development; and highlight the nutrition connections amongst the infant immune system and cognitive development. Originally presented as a live webinar on June 4, 2021 at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
- CDR Level: 2
- Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 8.1.2, 8.1.5
- Run Time: 58
Course Instructor Bio(s)
B. Brett Finlay, OC, OBC, FRSC, FCAHS
Lisa Renzi, PhD
Dr Lisa Renzi-Hammond earned her BS, MS and doctorate degrees in from the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr Renzi-Hammond specialized in visual neuroscience and neurological development and studied the ways in which implementing behavioral changes influences vision system function, as well as risk for acquired ocular and neurological diseases. Dr Renzi-Hammond completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin as a member of three different disciplinary groups: the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Institute for Neuroscience, and the Nutrition Sciences Department. Dr Renzi-Hammond also served as a visiting scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Ageing at Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she was a member of the Carotenoids in Health Laboratory.
Following her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr Renzi-Hammond returned to the University of Georgia as faculty, where she founded the Human Biofactors Laboratory and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of nutrition and visual and neurological function. She has presented this research in a wide variety of national and international venues. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the UGA College of Public Health, the UGA Neuroscience Program, and is adjunct faculty in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program in the Department of Psychology.
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