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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 2020 Grant Recipients

David Williams 


David Williams, MD, MPH

$50,000 Baxter Grant for Parenteral Nutrition Research 
Title: Role of Malnutrition and Nutrition Delivery on Surgical Outcomes in Underserved Patients.
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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.
Marko Rudar 


Marko Rudar, PhD 
$25,000 Norman Yoshimura Grant-B.Braun and the Aesculap Academy
Title: Regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis in the preterm pig by intermittent leucine pulses during continuous parenteral feeding.
 Fatemeh Ramezani



Fatemeh Ramezani, PhD 
$25,000 Maurice Shils Enteral Nutrition Grant - Nestle Nutrition Institute
Title: Can tributyrin supplementation protect intestinal health during recurrent Clostridium difficile colonization and antibiotic treatment?
 Debora Melo van Lent



Debora Melo van Lent, PhD 
$20,000 C. Richard Fleming Grant and Daniel H. Teitelbaum Grant
Title: Relationships between the Dietary Inflammatory Index and MRI markers of brain aging and markers of cerebral small vessel disease, and PET imaging biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease.