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Dr. Stanley Zlotkin receives award for career achievement in evidence translation

Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Chief of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, has been selected by The Micronutrient Forum as the recipient of The Mathile Institute Award for Career Achievement in Evidence Translation. The award recognizes substantial contribution to the translation and utilization of evidence for policy making and program development in nutrition. The award was presented at the Micronutrient Forum global conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 5.

Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Chief, Centre for Global Child Health Dr. Zlotkin is the inaugural Chief of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through collaboration in ground-breaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, the active communication of results through advocacy, and promoting improved child health through knowledge and networks. Zlotkin is also a Senior Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute and Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Paediatrics and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

 In his program, the Sprinkles Global Health Initiative, Dr. Zlotkin has focused on research and advocacy to control micronutrient malnutrition in children. Challenged by UNICEF to come up with a viable and reproducible solution to the problem of micronutrient malnutrition, Dr. Zlotkin and his research team developed the concept of micronutrient powders for “home-fortification” of complementary foods.  He is known internationally as a successful social entrepreneur for his work on home fortification and is a frequent consultant to governments and UN agencies on issues related to global child health nutrition.

The Micronutrient Forum is a consultative group that brings together people from a wide array of sectors who share an interest in reducing micronutrient malnutrition – including researchers, policy-makers, program implementers, and the private sector. The Micronutrient Forum facilitates dialogue, fosters collaboration, and disseminates up-to-date research to improve the design and implementation of scalable programs, as well as to identify and facilitate the filling of key evidence gaps.

The Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition addresses nutritional and health needs around the world by leveraging resources and collaborations to improve the nutritional health of children and mothers.