Exciting day today discovering and navigating the public transport system in Toronto. Had a wonderful meeting with Division head Dr. Estelle Gauda who recently published a paper in Nature Pediatric research showing the amino acid L-citrulline (L-CIT) mitigating lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury in the early stage of lung development in the newborn rat. This is the first study describing the effect of L-CIT on the signaling pathways operative in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in a preclinical inflammatory model of newborn lung injury. Excited to get to know the Neonatal department at SickKids during the next weeks, including presenting my PhD work in the Chief’s rounds and working on an interesting case report on reoccurring Group B streptococcus meningitis in a preterm infant for The Toronto Centre for Neonatal Health (TCNH).
Excited for me and my family to be visiting Toronto these next three months… I’ll be doing a medical observership at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada) and continuing working with the remaining PhD articles. One of the best things about being a PhD student at the Research group for child and adolescent health at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway is being able to meet and talk to different researchers in the same field of research, so I’m truly grateful that I get the opportunity to do a clinical and non-clinical observership in the field of pediatrics. Hopefully the whole family gains some new perspectives and friendships from this short life abroad project. Lots of thanks to UNN, Helse Nord RHF and my main supervisor Dr. Claus Klingenberg for making this observership happen!