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Malnutrition in Clinical Settings: Research Gaps and Opportunities

Goals

The overarching goal of this workshop is to address research gaps and opportunities related to malnutrition in clinical settings. Through research to develop effective nutrition interventions, the hope is to improve health outcomes and quality of life.

Objectives

  • Summarize the state of the science and identify knowledge gaps related to disease related malnutrition and other forms of malnutrition that might interfere with treatment outcomes in clinical settings in the U.S.
  • Suggest innovative research strategies that could help identify individuals that are (or will become) malnourished in a variety of clinical settings and disease states.
  • Examine research to understand, measure, and address malnutrition in clinical settings considering access to health care services and special populations to promote health equity.
  • Suggest opportunities to train the next generation of nutrition researchers addressing malnutrition.
  • Summarize the state of the science and identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities related to clinical malnutrition in the U.S. in pediatrics from infant to teenager, including related maternal/family topics.

Background

An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) systematic review on Malnutrition In Hospitalized Adults found that individuals who have malnutrition experience more hospital acquired complications, and have higher mortality rates compared to well-nourished patients. AHRQ defined malnourishment as varying degrees of overnutrition and/or undernutrition, and included participants with many different disease and health states in a clinical setting. AHRQ identified the need for future research that addresses the effectiveness of various measurement tools for malnutrition on clinical outcomes and hospital-initiated malnutrition interventions to decrease mortality and improve quality of life. This workshop relates to Strategic Goal 4 of the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research, to reduce the burden of disease in clinical settings, and improve the use of food as medicine.

We are grateful to the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)’s Medical Nutrition Council, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for their assistance in planning the workshop.

 

Key Deadlines

  • Abstract & poster submission deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022

  • Notification of poster acceptance: Friday, September 2, 2022

Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and require any assistive device, service, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Mark Dennis at 301-670-4990 during business hours at least 10 days before the meeting to discuss your needs.


Speakers
  • Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD, MBA

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rayane AbuSabha, Ph.D., RD

    Executive Director
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alison Cernich, PhD

    Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Corkins, M.D., C.N.S.C., F.A.S.P.E.N., A.G.A.F., F.A.A.P.

    St Jude Chair of Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Raed A. Dweik, M.D., M.B.A.

    Chairman of the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mary Evans, Ph.D.

    Program Director, NIDDK
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deborah Frank, MD

    Professor of Child Health and Well Being - Boston University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D.

    President and Chief Executive Officer - TA Thornton Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N., E.C.N.U., M.A.C.E.

    Professor of Medicine Medical Director, The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Stephanie Merlino Barr, MS, RDN, LD

    Neonatal Dietitian in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leanne Redman, Ph.D.

    Professor/ Associate Executive Director
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND

    Consultant
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN

    Professor of Medicine in the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alison Steiber, PhD, RDN

    Chief Science Officer
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE

    Chief Medical Officer
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kelly Tappenden


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Adult Agenda

 

Day 1: September 12, 12:00‒5:00 p.m. EDT
Adults

 

11:30 a.m.

Doors Open

Workshop Introduction and Overview
Christopher Lynch, PhD, Office of Nutrition Research, NIH

12:00‒12:20 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Welcome Day 1
Charlotte Pratt, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
Gail A.M. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, Cleveland Clinic

12:20‒12:40 p.m.

Overview of Malnutrition Outside of the Hospital and Community Issues
Nancy E. Roman, Partnership for a Healthier America

12:40‒1:00 p.m.

Overview in the Medical Setting: Disease-related Malnutrition
Gordon L. Jensen, MD, PhD, University of Vermont

Session 1: The Cost of Malnutrition in Clinical Settings
Rationale: Scope of the Problem and the Cost of Not Addressing the Problem

1:00‒1:10 p.m.

Overview of the AHRQ Report
Marion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC, Brown Medical School

1:10‒1:20 p.m.

Value Project
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

1:20‒1:30 p.m.

Malnutrition as a Quality Measure: Health Disparities and Findings of a Quality Study 4 U.S. Hospitals
Kristi Mitchell, MPH, Health Equity Outcomes

1:30‒1:40 p.m.

Economics of Nutrition in Healthcare
Kirk W. Kerr, PhD, Abbott

1:40‒2:00 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: Kelly Tappenden, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago

2:00‒2:15 p.m.

Break

Improving Assessment to Nutrition Care

2:15‒2:25 p.m.

Optimal Number of Registered Dietitians (RD) Needed to Address Nutrition-related Issues
Rosa K. Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, Case Western Reserve University

2:25‒2:35 p.m.

Inpatient Payment Issues
Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND, Consultant

2:35‒2:45 p.m.

Malnutrition Diagnosis During Adult Inpatient Hospitalizations
Kenneth G. Nepple, MD, FACS, University of Iowa

2:45‒2:55 p.m.

Outpatient Reimbursement Issues
Francisco Loya, MD, Harlingen Medical Center and Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen

2:55‒3:05 p.m.

Lifestyle Medicine Reimbursement
Meagan Grega, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, Kellyn Foundation

3:05‒3:25 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: Kelly Tappenden, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago

3:25‒3:40 p.m.

Break

Session 2: Moving Beyond the Terminology of "Malnutrition"
Malnutrition in Clinical Disease: Moving Towards Developing a Unified Definition of Malnutrition

3:40‒3:50 p.m.

Diagnosing Malnutrition in Adults: Today and Into the Future
Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

3:50‒4:00 p.m.

Nutrition as a Marker for Disease Severity
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

4:00‒4:10 p.m.

Does a Malnutrition Diagnosis Predict Who Will Benefit from Nutrition Support?
Professor Phillip Schuetz, Kantonsspital Aarau and University of Basel, Switzerland

4:10‒4:20 p.m.

Causes, Consequences and Treatment of Micronutrient Deficiencies
Patrick Stover, PhD, Texas A&M University

4:20‒4:30 p.m.

Nutritionally Vulnerable and Hidden Hunger
Katherine Tucker, PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell

4:30‒4:50 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

4:50‒5:00 p.m.

Adjourn Day 1
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

 

 

 

Day 2: September 13, 12:00‒5:00 p.m. EDT
Adults

12:00‒12:10 p.m.

Welcome Day 2 and Day 1 Recap
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Session 2: Moving Beyond the Terminology of "Malnutrition" (continued)
Defining Refractory Malnutrition: Confounders

12:10‒12:20 p.m.

Aging in Clinical Settings
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, Drexel University

12:20‒12:30 p.m.

Body Composition and Nutritional Status
Carrie P. Earthman, PhD, RDN, University of Delaware

12:30‒12:40 p.m.

Renal Cachexia
Professor Joanne Reid, Queen's University Belfast

12:40‒12:50 p.m.

Cancer Cachexia: Oncology/ASCO Guidelines
Mary Platek, PhD, MS, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

12:50‒1:10 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: 
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

1:10‒1:25 p.m.

Break

Session 3: Measuring Malnutrition: Methods and Tools
Strengths and Caveats of Current Biomarkers and Tools

1:25‒1:35 p.m.

Strengths and Weaknesses of Current Visceral Protein Biomarkers and Biomarkers of Nutritional/Metabolic State
David Evans, MD, Ohio State College of Medicine

1:35‒1:45 p.m.

Physical and Composite Measurements
Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Emerging Biomarkers and Tools

1:45‒1:55 p.m.

Deuterium-creatinine Dilution Method for Muscle Composition
Williams Evans, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

1:55‒2:05 p.m.

Nutritional Metabolomics: Potential Utility in Nutrition and Metabolic Support
Thomas Ziegler, MD, MS, Emory University

2:05‒2:15 p.m.

Metabolomics (plasma, urine) to Identify Malnutrition in Critical Illness
Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, MS, Harvard Medical School

2:15‒2:25 p.m.

Breath Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds to Identify Malnutrition in Clinical Settings
Raed Dweik, MD, MBA, Cleveland Clinic

2:25‒2:35 p.m.

Microbiome and Malnutrition in Critical Illness
John Alverdy, MD, The University of Chicago

2:35‒3:05 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: Gail A.M. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, Cleveland Clinic

3:05‒3:20 p.m.

Break

Session 4: Implementations Challenges and Case Examples: Addressing Malnutrition and Reducing Health Disparities

3:20‒3:30 p.m.

Supply Chain Shortages
Jay Mirtallo, MS, RPH, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, The Ohio State University  

3:30‒3:40 p.m.

Dual Burden of Overweight/Obesity and Malnutrition
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, Mount Sinai 

3:40‒3:50 p.m.

Malabsorptive and Small Bowel Disorders: The Increased Burden of Malnutrition in GI Patients
Carolyn Newberry, MD, PNS, Weill Cornell Medicine

3:50‒4:00 p.m.

ICU Nutrition: Moving Beyond Support
Jayshil Patel, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

4:00‒4:10 p.m.

Dementia and Enteral Feeding
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

4:10‒4:20 p.m.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Services in the Nation's Largest Public Health Care System
Michelle McMacken, MD, FACP, DipABLM, NYC Health + Hospitals, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

4:20‒4:50 p.m. 

Q&A
Moderator: Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

4:50‒5:00 p.m.

Adjourn Day 2
Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Day 3: September 14, 12:00‒5:00 p.m. EDT
Adults

12:00‒12:10 p.m.

Welcome Day 3 and Day 2 Recap
Charlotte Pratt, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Session 5: Training the Next Generation of Researchers: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

12:10‒12:20 p.m.

Nutrition in the Curricula of Residencies and Medical Schools
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

12:20‒12:30 p.m.

Global Perspectives on Training Clinicians
Professor Sumantra (Shumone) Ray, NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition & Health

12:30‒12:40 p.m.

NIH Support for Diversity in the Nutrition Research and Training of the Research Workforce
Mary Evans, PhD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

12:40‒1:00 p.m.

Barriers and Potential Solutions to Dietetics Education among Students of Diverse Backgrounds
Rayane Abu Sabha, PhD, RFD, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Francoise Kazimierczuk, PhD, RD, LD, ATC, CSCS2, University of Cincinnati

 

1:00‒2:00 p.m.

Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
Charlotte Pratt, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
Panelists:
Jessica D. Torro, MS, RDN, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Sharon A. Cox, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND, Tecker International Consulting
April J. Stull, PhD, RDN, FAND, Baylor University and National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)
Yvonne T. Maddox, PhD, TAThorton Foundation

2:00‒3:00 p.m.

Visit the Poster Hall for Poster Session: Adults Track 1

Session 6: Moonshot Studies

3:00‒4:00 p.m.

Discussion and Breakout Sessions
Moderators:
Todd Rice, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Panelists:
TBD

4:00‒4:30 p.m.

Adult Sessions Closing and Adjourn Day 3
Todd Rice, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

 

Early Life Agenda

 

Day 4: September 19, 12:00‒5:00 p.m. EDT
Early Life

 

12:00‒12:10 p.m.

Welcome Day 4
Ashley Vargas, PhD, MPH, RDN, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Alison Cernich, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Nilesh Mehta, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Session 7: Early Life Malnutrition Introduction: Definition, Burden, Epidemiology, and Screening

12:10‒12:20 p.m.

Defining Pediatric Malnutrition: New Concepts and Metrics
Mark R. Corkins, MD, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

12:20‒12:30 p.m.

Approaches to Screening, Assessing, and Diagnosing Pediatric Malnutrition
Patricia J. Becker, MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC, Dayton Children's Hospital

12:30‒12:40 p.m.

Application of a Tool for Diagnosing Pediatric Malnutrition in U.S. Hospitals
Elizabeth Jimenez, PhD, RDN, LD, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

12:40‒12:50 p.m.

Preterm Infants and the Bigger Causal Picture
Tanis Fenton, PhD, University of Calgary

12:50‒1:10 p.m.

Q&A and Discussion of Lessons from Adult Malnutrition
Moderators:

Nilesh Mehta, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Todd Rice, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1:10‒1:25 p.m.

Break

Session 8:  Early Life Malnutrition Research Considerations, Part 1
Unique Challenges in Early Life Research on Malnutrition

1:25‒1:35 p.m.

Opportunities to Address Challenges of Conducting Dietary Assessment during Infancy
Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla PhD, RD, LDN, University of Hawaii

1:35‒1:45 p.m.

Addressing the Challenges of Malnutrition after Neonatal Surgery for Complex Congenital Heart Disease
Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania

1:45‒1:55 p.m.

Complexities of Children being Dependent on Food Systems and Caregivers in Research on Malnutrition
Maureen M. Black, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

A Summary of the Evidence on Malnutrition in Early Life

1:55‒2:05 p.m.

Systematic Review Summaries for Pediatric Malnutrition related to the Academy Guidelines
Lisa Moloney, MS, RDN, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

2:05‒2:15 p.m.

Systematic Review Summaries for Pediatric Malnutrition related to ASPEN Guidelines
Sharon Y. Irving, PhD, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN, FASPEN, University of Pennsylvania

2:15‒2:35 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator:
Gail A.M. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, Cleveland Clinic

2:35‒2:50 p.m.

Break

Disease/Condition-specific Malnutrition

2:50‒3:00 p.m.

Changes in Metabolism: DMI
Tamara S. Hannon, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

3:00‒3:10 p.m.

Changes in Metabolism: Obesity
Edmond Wickham, MD, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

3:10‒3:20 p.m.

Inability to Meet Nutrient Needs: Anorexia Nervosa
Andrea Garber, PhD, RD, University of California, San Francisco

3:20‒3:30 p.m.

Inability to Meet Nutrient Needs: Cancer
Elena J. Ladas, PhD, RD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

3:30‒3:40 p.m.

Inability to Meet Nutrient Needs: Critical Care
Lori Bechard, PhD, RDN, Boston Children's Hospital

3:40‒3:50 p.m.

Nutritional Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Implications on Malnutrition and Disease
David L. Suskind, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital

3:50‒4:00 p.m.

Carbohydrate Malabsorption in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MD, MPH, Texas Children's Hospital

4:00‒4:10 p.m.

Malabsorption: SBS
Alexandra Carey, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

4:10‒4:20 p.m.

Immune Related: NEC
Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD, Cleveland Clinic

4:20‒5:00 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: Gail A.M. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, Cleveland Clinic

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn Day 4
Gail A.M. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, Cleveland Clinic

 

 

 

Day 5: September 20, 12:00‒5:00 p.m. EDT
Early Life

12:00‒12:10 p.m.

Welcome Day 5 and Day 4 Recap
Nilesh Mehta, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Session 9: Early Life Malnutrition Research Conderations, Part 2
Update on Malnutrition-related Measures in Pediatrics

12:10‒12:20 p.m.

Assessment of Energy Needs - Advances and Future Directions
Leanne M Redman, MS, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

12:20‒12:30 p.m.

Update on Body Composition Assessment in Children
Stephanie Merlino, MS, RD, LD, MetroHealth

12:30‒12:40 p.m.

Pediatric Malnutrition - Defining and Measuring Outcomes
Vijay Srinivasan, MBBS, MD, FAAP, FCCM, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvannia

Disparities, Family and System-level Determinants of Early Life Malnutrition Risk, Access, and Treatment

12:40‒12:50 p.m.

Impact of Social Determinants of Health other than Food Insecurity on Family Food Insecurity, and Lower Birth Weight and Growth Faltering among Children: Housing Instability, Energy Insecurity, and Cash Benefit
Deborah A. Frank, MD, Boston University

12:50‒1:00 p.m.

Research Considerations in Pregnancy/Lactation/Infant Feeding Dyads
Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC, University of Cincinnati

1:00-‒1:30 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator:
Nilesh Mehta, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

1:30‒1:45 p.m.

Break

Session 10:  Early Life Malnutrition: Moving Towards a Unified Approach

1:45‒1:55 p.m.

Documenting Nutrition in the Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Robert Grundmeier, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1:55‒2:05 p.m.

Research Needed to Support Better Pediatric Malnutrition Guidelines and Access
Liam McKeever PhD, RDN, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

2:05‒2:45 p.m.

Q&A and Study Design Considerations Panel Discussion
Moderator: Alison Steiber, PhD RD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Panelists:
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP, SpoonfulOne
Shelley Kirk, PhD, RD, LD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Julie Ann Patterson, PhD, MBA, RDN, LDN, Northern Illinois University

2:45‒3:45 p.m.

Visit the Poster Hall for Poster Session: Early Life Track 2

Session 11:  Early Life Malnutrition Conclusions

3:45‒4:35 p.m.

Discussion
Moderators:

Todd Rice, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David S. Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Panelists:
Chris Duggan, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital
TBD

4:35‒5:00 p.m.

Early Life Sessions/Workshop cosing and Adjourn Day 5
TBD

 

 

Speakers

  • Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD, MBA
    Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD, MBA
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rayane AbuSabha, Ph.D., RD
    Rayane AbuSabha, Ph.D., RD
    Executive Director
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alison Cernich, PhD
    Alison Cernich, PhD
    Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Corkins, M.D., C.N.S.C., F.A.S.P.E.N., A.G.A.F., F.A.A.P.
    Mark Corkins, M.D., C.N.S.C., F.A.S.P.E.N., A.G.A.F., F.A.A.P.
    St Jude Chair of Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Raed A. Dweik, M.D., M.B.A.
    Raed A. Dweik, M.D., M.B.A.
    Chairman of the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mary Evans, Ph.D.
    Mary Evans, Ph.D.
    Program Director, NIDDK
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deborah Frank, MD
    Deborah Frank, MD
    Professor of Child Health and Well Being - Boston University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D.
    Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D.
    President and Chief Executive Officer - TA Thornton Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N., E.C.N.U., M.A.C.E.
    Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N., E.C.N.U., M.A.C.E.
    Professor of Medicine Medical Director, The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Stephanie Merlino Barr, MS, RDN, LD
    Stephanie Merlino Barr, MS, RDN, LD
    Neonatal Dietitian in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leanne Redman, Ph.D.
    Leanne Redman, Ph.D.
    Professor/ Associate Executive Director
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND
    Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND
    Consultant
    BIOGRAPHY
  • David Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN
    David Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN
    Professor of Medicine in the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alison Steiber, PhD, RDN
    Alison Steiber, PhD, RDN
    Chief Science Officer
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE
    Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE
    Chief Medical Officer
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kelly Tappenden
    Kelly Tappenden

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

This workshop is led by the NIH Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) Medical Nutrition Implementation Working Group. This working group is charged with implementing the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research. It focuses on research aimed at reducing the burden of disease in clinical settings and how to improve the use of “Food as Medicine.” The ultimate goal is to enhance clinicians’ and the public’s ability to access evidence-based “medical foods,” medical nutrition therapy, and specific eating patterns. These may help prevent or reverse chronic diseases or to improve the effectiveness of medical treatments.

The working group is collaborating with the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)’s Medical Nutrition Council, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) on the development of this workshop.

Organizing Committee Members

Gail Cresci, PhD RD, Cleveland Clinic and President of ASPEN
Nilesh Mehta, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Todd Rice, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David Seres, MD, Columbia University Medical Center
Alison Steiber, PhD RD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Program/Meeting Logistics Contacts
Kimberly Barch, ONR, NIH 
kimberly.barch@nih.gov, 301-827-6990

Mark Dennis, The Scientific Consulting Group (SCG)
mdennis@scgcorp.com, 301-670-4990
 
NIH Scientific Program Contacts
Christopher Lynch, PhD, ONR, NIH 
christopher.lynch@nih.gov, 301-827-3988

Charlotte Pratt, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH
charlotte.pratt@nih.gov, 301-435-0382
Ashley Vargas, PhD, MPH, RDN, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH 
ashley.vargas@nih.gov, 301-827-6030

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