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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.


2023 Grant Recipients  |  2022 Grant Recipients


2023 ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Grant Recipients
Mirielle Lauren Pauline, BSc

Mirielle Lauren Pauline, BSc

$25,000 Baxter Grant for Parenteral Nutrition Research
Project Title: The Role of Probiotics Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium in Neonatal Short Bowel Syndrome to Promote Adaptation and Improve Metabolic Function: Studied in Piglets.
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Erin A. Posey, PhD

Erin A. Posey, PhD

$25,000 B. Braun and the Aseculap Academy Norman Yoshimura Grant
Project Title: Regulation of muscle protein synthesis by β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) in a preterm piglet model.
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Jacob T. Mey, PhD, RD
Jacob T. Mey, PhD, RD

$25,000 Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Maurice Shils Enteral Nutrition Grant
Project Title: Breath Ammonia as a Malnutrition Screening Tool.
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Yimin Chen, PhD, RDN

Yimin Chen, PhD, RDN

$25,000 Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Research Grant
Project Title: Effect of early-life feeding types on neurodevelopment mediated by the gut-brain axis.

Year 1: 2022
Introduction; Grant progress

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Ana Paula Pagano, MSc, RD 

$25,000 Abbott Nutrition Research Grant
Project Title: Using Innovative Tools to Improve Nutritional Assessment in Oncology.

Year 1: 2021
Introduction; Grant progress; Grant completion
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Gabriella A.M. ten Have, PhD 

$20,000 C. Richard Fleming Grant & Daniel H. Teitelbaum Grant
Project Title: Targeted nutritional approach to restore metabolic deregulations during recovery from sepsis as assessed by comprehensive metabolic phenotyping.

Year 1: 2021
Introduction; Grant progress; Grant completion 

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2022 ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Grant Recipients
Mohamed Tausif R. Siddiqui, MD, CNSC

Mohamed Tausif R. Siddiqui, MD, CNSC

$50,000 Baxter Grant for Parenteral Nutrition Research
Project Title: Investigation of mucosa-associated microbiome and recurrent small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in short bowel syndrome patients.
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Nicole Gilbert, RD

Nicole Gilbert, RD

$25,000 Abbott Nutrition Research Grant
Project Title: Does volume-based enteral feeding improve nutrient delivery in critically ill children? A randomized control trial of enteral nutrition algorithms.
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Ana T. Limon-Miro, PhD, RD
Ana T. Limon-Miro, PhD, RD

$25,000 Norman Yoshimura Grant-B.Braun and the Aesculap Academy
Project Title: Energy metabolism in patients with cirrhosis and obesity.

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Grant progress

Krista Haines, DO, MABMH

Krista Haines, DO, MABMH

$25,000 Maurice Shils Enteral Nutrition Grant - Nestlé Nutrition Institute
Project Title: Longitudinal Energy Expenditure in the ICU and Post-ICU Phases in Obese and Non-Obese Hospitalized Patients (LEEP-ON).
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Yimin Chen, PhD, RDN

Yimin Chen, PhD, RDN

$25,000 Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Research Grant
Project Title: Effect of early-life feeding types on neurodevelopment mediated by the gut-brain axis.

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Grant progress

Amber Hager, RD

Amber Hager, RD

$20,000 C. Richard Fleming Grant & Daniel H. Teitelbaum Grant
Project Title: Serial evaluations of muscle mass, motor development and growth to determine sarcopenia expression and progression in young infants and children with end-stage liver disease before and after liver transplantation.

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Grant progress 

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