Congratulations to the Award Winners and Candidates

Giliane Belarmino2017 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate
Giliane Belarmino, PhD, RD, Post Grad Student of the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Project Title: Diagnosing Sarcopenia in Patients with Cirrhosis by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Estimates of Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass
Gregory Guthrie2017 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate
Gregory J. Guthrie, PhD, Pediatric GI Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Project Title: Phytosterols Synergize with Endotoxin to Augment Inflammation in Kupffer Cells but Alone Have Limited Direct Effect on Hepatocytes
Celeste Lavallee2017 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate
Celeste M. Lavallee, BSc, RD, MSc, student, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Project Title: Surgical Anatomy Has No Apparent Impact on the Severity of Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease in Neonatal Piglets
Wilhelmus Looijaard2017 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate
Wilhelmus G. Looijaard, MD, Resident Physician Adult Intensive Care, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Leiden, Netherlands
Project Title: Adequate Protein Nutrition Support Modifies 6 Months Mortality Risk of Low Muscle Mass in Critically Ill Patients
Ashley Newell2017 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate
Ashley C. Newell, MD, Med, Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Project Title: Obesity: Risk Factor for Increased Resource Utilization at Bidirectional Glenn