ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Research Highlights

ASPEN is proud and honored to contribute to the careers of researchers studying nutrition therapy, metabolic support, and related clinical nutrition topics. View all Foundation grant recipients and accomplishments stemming from their Foundation-funded research.

Congratulations to the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation 2019 Grant Recipients


Shweta Namjoshi, MD, MPH

$50,000 Baxter Grant for Parenteral Nutrition Research 
Title: Enteric Iron Transport

Enid Martinez, MD

$25,000 Abbott Nutrition Research Grant
Title: The role of gastrointestinal proteases and the protease-activated receptor-2 in gastric dysmotility in pediatric critical illness

Lori Bechard, PhD, MEd, RD

$25,000 Norman Yoshimura Grant-B.Braun and the Aesculap Academy
Title: The consequences of malnutrition in mechanically ventilated critically ill children- a multicenter prospective cohort study of nutritional practices and clinical outcomes in pediatric intensive care units around the world
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James Davison, PhD

$25,000 Nestle Nutrition Institute Maurice Shils Enteral Nutrition Grant
Title: Modulation of organ injury by Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in critical illness  

Hassan Dashti, PhD, RD

$10,000 C. Richard Fleming Grant
Title: Assessing circadian misalignment from overnight parenteral nurition
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Minsuk (Sam) Han, MD

$10,000 Daniel H. Teitelbaum Grant
Title: Serial L[1-13C] Methionine Breath Testing to Assess Longitudinal Changes in Liver Function in Patients with Intestinal Failure