USF Nursing Faculty Present on Psychoneuroimmunology of Human Lactation at Conference in Italy
Maureen E. Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Gordon Keller Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, presented at the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) biennial conference Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, 2012 at the Savoia Excelsior Palace Hotel in Trieste, Italy. Dr. Groer gave an oral presentation on Psychoneuroimmunology of Human Lactation where she described her research on breastfeeding as well as how breastfeeding protects women from later midlife diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. See her full oral presentation citation here.
“The Trieste meeting gave me an opportunity to connect with over 300 researchers from around the world, and to let them know what important work we are doing at USF College of Nursing,” Dr. Groer said.
During this conference, Dr. Goer also chaired a session focused on viruses in human milk. “This session allowed me to comment on other researchers’ papers,” Dr. Groer said.
As a breastfeeding researcher, Dr. Groer is active with ISRHML. She is also a member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee.
For more information about ISRHML and its biennial conferences please visit http://www.isrhml.org/ .