Congratulations to the Award Winners and Candidates

 Brian Derstine 2017

2018 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate
Brian A. Derstine, MS, Clinical Information Analyst, Intermediate, University of Michigan Morphomic Analysis Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Project Title: Morphomic Malnutrition Score: A Standardized Approach to Diagnosing Severe Malnutrition in Adults 
 Kate Fetterplace 2017

2018 Promising Investigator Award Winner

Kate E. Fetterplace, APD, Permanent Grade 4 Senior Clinical Dietitian and Clinical Lead Dietitian, Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), Melbourne, Australia
Project Title: Targeted Full Energy and Protein Delivery in Critically Ill Patients: A pilot randomized control trial.  
 Ajay Jain 2017

2018 Harry M. Vars Award Winer

Ajay K. Jain, MD, Associate Professor and Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Project Title: No gut no gain! Enteral bile acid treatment preserves gut growth but is not protective for TPN associated liver injury in a novel extensive short bowel resection animal model.
 Gustavo Real 2017

2018 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate

Gustavo G. Real, MD, MSc, Gastroenterologist, Hospital Escola HE/UFPel, Pelotas, Brazil
Project Title: Low muscle mass estimated by calf circumference is a significant risk factor for 30-day hospital readmission.
 Jiwei Wang 2017

2018 Harry M. Vars Award Candidate

Jiwei Wang, PhD, General Surgery Resident, Clinical Nutrition Center, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Project Title: Gut microbiota as a modulator of Paneth cells during total parenteral nutrition in mice