DMETRE (Developmental, Maternal and  perinatal Epidemiology and Translational Research Evidence) is an innovative multidisciplinary research program to understand how the first 1,000 days of human life influence future health.

DMETRE is located at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada) 

Why the first 1,000 days of life matter?

The first 1,000 days of life - the period between conception and a child's second birthday - are a unique window of opportunities to support child development and long-term health. This critical period has an enormous short- and long-term impact on the health and well-being of unborn babies, infants and young children as well as on the pregnant and lactating mother and their partners.

Environmental factors and nutrition during this 1,000 day-window can have positive effects on a baby's growth, brain development, digestive tract, metabolism, respiratory and immune system.

DATA, BIRTH, BABIES + BEYOND

We are located at the Heritage Medical Research Centre at the University of Alberta main campus, which is located in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 territory, the territory of the Papaschase, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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