The Three-minute Talks (TmT) competition is an annual science communication program at the NIH. The competition fosters an environment for fellows to convey their research in a concise and meaningful way to a broad scientific audience. On May 8, 2019, the NICHD held an internal competition to select a set of finalists for the NIH-wide TmT event.
- Aparna Ajjarapu Jenna Kanner(Postbac, Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR)
- Jenna Kanner (Postbac, Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR)
- Ross Kaufhold
- Feng Li
- Mengying Li(Postbac, Dasso lab, DIR)
- Feng Li (Postdoc, Levin lab, DIR)
- Mengying Li (Postdoc, Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR)
This year, several of the 2019 NICHD TmT participants have offered to recap their Three-minute-Talk research in a three-sentence sum-up. Check them out below!
Women with a history of gestational diabetes (GDM) are at an increased risk for later renal impairment, and finding dietary factors that could promote kidney health among this high risk population is important. Nuts are rich in nutrients that could promote kidney health, and our study aimed to investigate the associations between nut intake and renal function among women with prior GDM. Findings from our study suggest that two to three servings of nuts per week may promote kidney health among women with prior GDM.
Research has shown that screen media time harms child development, but few longitudinal studies in the US have examined factors related to screen use among children under three years. Using the Upstate KIDS Study, we found that a range of sociodemographic characteristics, like childcare type and parental education, predicts predict children’s screen time. Importantly, screen time habits are established from as early as infancy and persist over childhood, emphasizing the need for earlier interventions.