Manary awarded grant for research involving pregnant, malnourished teens in Malawi


Mark J. Manary, MD, has been awarded one of three research grants from the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Each of the three researchers was given $50,000 to pursue innovative research projects related to the nutritional status of adolescent women.

Manary, the Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received a grant for his proposal “Treating Pregnant Adolescents with Moderate Malnutrition in Malawi.” The research focuses on interventions such as ready-to-use therapeutic food.

“I am so delighted that the Sackler Institute has chosen to take the bold step to support the nutritional health of older adolescents in Malawi through our antenatal project,” Manary said. “These girls are so vulnerable and the deleterious consequences of malnutrition will extend for two lifetimes if not ameliorated. We look forward to helping hundreds of girls.”

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