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Nutrition Research Discoveries Symposium and Celebration (SU41)

Sunday, March 3 • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research from two previous recipients of grants from the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation. You will have an opportunity to learn about their Foundation funded work and their research trajectories. Following the presentations and discussions, join the Foundation in recognizing a new class of grant recipients and celebrating all those who provide support to fund nutrition research. Light refreshments will be served.


  1. Describe how human milk feeding improves neurodevelopment.
  2. Identify cell surface receptors targeted by human milk peptides that modify intestinal inflammation.
  3. Describe current lipid emulsion practices at pediatric intestinal rehabilitation programs.
  4. Identify strategies to guide lipid emulsion choice in children undergoing intestinal rehabilitation. 

Optimal Lipid Emulsion Choice in Children Undergoing Intestinal Rehabilitation
Vikram Raghu, MD, MS, Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Potential Mechanisms Behind Infant Benefits Seen With Human Milk Feeding
Yimin Chen, PhD, RDN, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, Professor of Nursing, Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 

Ezra Steiger, MD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

CE Credit: Not available 
Level: Advanced