International Researcher Bruna Maciel, PhD, Presents Research on Complementary Feeding in Children to Prevent Malnutrition

October 18, 2023 by

Bruna Maciel

Bruna Leal Lima Maciel, PhD

The Department of Pediatrics’ Child Health Research Center (CHRC) is proud to host esteemed international scientist, Bruna Leal Lima Maciel, PhD, on October 23 at 10 a.m. in the Battle Building Quayle Conference Center. Dr. Maciel will provide new insights from the Malnutrition and Enteric Disease (MAL-ED) cohort study and discuss characterizing complementary feeding in children and its importance for addressing undernutrition and maintaining intestinal barrier function. The seminar is part of the CHRC’s initiative to present cutting-edge scientific research from some of the brightest research minds around the world who are studying childhood diseases.

Dr. Maciel is an associate professor in the Nutrition Department at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Besides being a dietician, she also holds a PhD in biochemistry and a master’s degree in health sciences, boasting a rich academic background that encompasses undergraduate and graduate teaching, authoring books, and an extensive portfolio of scientific research.

Over the past decade, Dr. Maciel has made important contributions to the field of nutrition through involvement in local, national, and international multicenter projects. Her research focuses on important areas, including child nutrition and infections, nutrition and obesity, culinary skills, and the exploration of bioactive substances in foods and their relationship to obesity. Her exceptional work has been recognized by her recent induction as a permanent member of the Brazilian National Academy of Sciences.

Don’t miss Dr. Maciel’s upcoming presentation on October 23! Learn more about this seminar here. 

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