Milk with Altitude: Early Life Exposures in Tibetan Human Milk

March 30, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Taylor Ave Bldng, Rm 2131, Medical Campus

The Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, invites you to the next Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes Research Seminar Series talk on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Join us as E.A. Quinn, MPH, PhD, assistant professor of anthropology, presents Milk with Altitude: Early Life Exposures in Tibetan Human Milk.

This event will be held in the Doll & Hill Teaching Room 2131 in the Taylor Avenue Building (600 S. Taylor). No RSVP needed; open to all. Learn more about this seminar series at

More information:
Human milk is the first food the majority of human infants will receive. Milk is species specific, reflecting the long evolutionary history of humans. However, few studies have looked at the role of human milk in human adaptation, especially adaptation to unusual and extreme environments. Dr. Quinn’s research investigates early life exposure through milk composition as an adaptive phenotype in a population of high altitude adapted Tibetans, and the role of milk born nutritional and hormonal signals in infant development.

For more information, contact: Deborah Curtis, or 314-454-7940.

Event Sponsors: The Institute for Public Health, the Department of Anesthesiology, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Medicine