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University of Oxford Initiates Research on Endocrinology of Human Lactation

University of Oxford Initiates Research on Endocrinology of Human Lactation

The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) and the University of Oxford share the vision to establish a centre for endocrinology of human lactation. The research centre will investigate the molecular endocrinology of human lactation in healthy and malnourished women, especially those living in low resource settings; define the lactation-dependent endocrine mechanisms regulating maternal and infant health outcomes; and disseminate key findings to the scientific and clinical communities, as well as the public.

A 5-year project financed by FLRF with GBP 2.9 million is the first step towards realising that vision. It will run from 2018 to 2023, leading to a planned endowment in 2022 that would provide permanent funding for a Chair in the Endocrinology of Human Lactation and the further development of the centre in the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford.