Itay Zamir of Umeå University has won the Jean Rey prize at the digital 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) for his abstract presentation ‘The very low birth weight infants – glucose and hormonal profiles over time (LIGHT) study: Glucose levels at 36 weeks postmenstrual age’.
The Jean Rey prize is awarded to the Best presentation in Nutrition at the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting.
The LIGHT study is a unique prospective study focusing on glucose metabolism in preterm infants. Since obtaining his PhD in pediatrics in September 2020, Itay has received a clinical post doc fellow position, allowing him to continue his research which is based at the pediatric clinic at Umeå University Hospital, Sweden. His research lies at the intersection between neonatology and endocrinology, with a special focus on neonatal hyperglycemia.
“It is a great honor to receive this prestigious prize. Many professional presentations were given at the conference. This is not the first time that a researcher from our unit wins this prize (and hopefully not the last either!), which is a recognition of our important work within the field of pediatric nutrition” says Itay about winning the Jean Rey prize.