The University of Ottawa’s online magazine Tabaret recently ran a story titled, “Dietary detective,” which looks atÂ former HALOite Dr. Cynthia Colapinto’sÂ award-winning Ph.D.Â work on the blood-folate status of Canadians.
From the story:
In 2007, Cynthia Colapinto was working as a public health nutritionist in Sudbury when new guidelines were published suggesting that vulnerable women of child-bearing age take supplements containing more folic acid. She refused to take the recommendations released by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and Motherisk at face value.
â€śI realized that there was a lack of data â€“ there was no national-level data on the blood-folate status of Canadians,â€ť explains Colapinto.
It was the beginning of a journey that would lead to her winning two prestigious awards last year â€“ the Governor Generalâ€™s Gold Medal in Medicine Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the 2014 Joseph de Koninck Prize, granted to the best doctoral thesis in an inter-disciplinary collaborative program at the University of Ottawa.
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