Event Details
Event Type: Webinar

April 25, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
At your computer/device
Christopher Gardner, Justin Sonnenburg, Scarlett Karakash

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Nutrition, Microbiome, and Pregnancy

Co-sponsored by Stanford WorkLife, Stanford Prevention and Research Center, and Stanford Maternal-Fetal Medicine

In this free noontime webinar, you will learn about the connection between gut health to many facets of health and longevity from three Stanford experts in the field. Join us to discuss what we have learned about the microbiome so far, the important role nutrition plays in maintaining a healthy microbiome, and what we are hoping to learn about the effect of diet during pregnancy on infant microbiomes in our Maternal & Offspring Microbiome Study (MOMS). 

We will define and discuss the importance of probiotics and prebiotics, explore how early in life we develop our microbiomes, the role of diet during pregnancy, and our understanding about how mothers transmit their microbes to their infants.

Instructors: Christopher Gardner, PhD, is a nutrition scientist and the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford. For 25 years, he has been studying what to choose to consume and to avoid for optimal health and how best to motivate individuals to achieve those healthy dietary behaviors.

Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, is an associate professor in microbiology and immunology at Stanford University, where he studies the gut microbiota in health and disease and co-directs the Center for Human Microbiome Studies.  He and his wife Erica are the authors of the book The Good Gut:  Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-Term Health.

Scarlett Karakash, MD, is a clinical associate professor and board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University who specializes in prenatal diagnosis, maternal and fetal complications in pregnancy.

Class details are subject to change.