Impact of Nutritional Deficiencies on Child Health and Long-Term Cognitive Development

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 205

Sarah Cusick, Assistant Professor, Global Pediatrics, UMN

Dr. Cusick is an Assistant Professor in Global Pediatrics within the Department of Pediatrics in the Medical School, University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on international maternal and child nutrition, the interaction between nutritional deficiencies and infectious disease, and the effect of these interactions on child health and long-term cognitive development. Dr. Cusick's presentation will focus on recent preliminary findings of a randomized clinical trial in Ugandan children with iron deficiency and severe malaria that tested two treatment models on long-term iron status and neurobehavioral development.

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