Dr. Azad, iPOP co-Lead, in the Toronto Times: Canadian researchers are looking into why the premature birth rate has dropped
Dr. Azad, iPOP co-Lead, talks about the 3 working theories the iPOP Study aims to analyse to help understand the surprising drop in premature births during the pandemic to the Toronto Times. "If we can figure out any way to reduce the number of preterm births, this will be important research and could have very meaningful outcomes for the health of infants worldwide," Dr. Azad commented. Read more here.
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Dr. Brockway, iPOP co-Lead, invited onto Global News Radio to talk about the iPOP Study and premature babies
Dr. Brockway was invited to talk with Simi of Global News Radio to talk about how the iPOP Study aims to understand the bizarre phenomenon of why "Fewer babies are being born prematurely during the pandemic."
iPOP featured in CTV News on their work to understand why fewer premature babies are being born during COVID-19
Drs. Azad & Brockway, iPOP co-Leads, and Drs. Alshaikh & Shah, Collaborators, comment on their work to understand why "Fewer babies are being born premature during COVID-19" in CTV News. Regarding the iPOP Study, Dr. Brockway says “We are hoping to have the high level analysis, to essentially answer this question and describe preterm birth rates internationally...”
iPOP featured in the Globe & Mail about the sudden drop in premature births in Canadian hospitals during the pandemic
Drs. Azad, Brockway and Burgner, iPOP Study co-Leads, and were recognized for their efforts to startup the iPOP Study to help answer why "Canadian hospitals saw a sudden drop in premature births during the pandemic". In the Globe & Mail article, Dr. Azad said “It’s a natural experiment that we’ve never experienced before." iPOP Collaborators Dr. Alshaikh and Shah were also featured.
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