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Section of Nutrition

The mission of the Section of Pediatric Nutrition is to enhance the health of all infants and children through research and the promotion of best practices for nutrition and physical activity in health and disease.

Our academic mission includes research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach.

Highlights & News

Kartik Shankar, PhD, presented Pediatric Grand Rounds and the Keynote lecture “From Womb to World: Persistent Impacts of Nutritional and Environmental Stressors” at the Pediatric Research Day for the joint Departments of Pediatrics at Mass General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Mass General for Children (MGfC) in Boston on April 9th.

Darcy Thompson, MD, was invited and presented at a NIH workshop titled - Impact of Technology and Digital Media (TDM) on Child and Adolescent Development and Mental Health. It was hosted by NICHD and NIMH on April 4th and 5th.  I presented in the panel titled - Addressing the Need for Greater Diversity and Inclusion in TDM Research.

Silvania da Silva Teixeira, PhD, has been accepted to participate in the UC San Diego Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) program. She also attended the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences annual meeting in Bergen, Norway, May 6-9, 2024.  She was invited to judge the poster sections.

Darleen Sandoval, PhD,  presented "Impact of obesity therapeutics on enteroception at the Interoceptive Contributions" to Obesity and Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction. NIH, Bethesda, MD. 04/30/2024, and "Gut instincts: the role of the gut-brain axis in bariatric surgery" at The Ohio State University (OSU) – Department of Neurological Surgery Translational, Research In NeuroMetabolism Symposium (TRINS) Second Annual International Meeting – 4/10/2024

Maigen Bethea Jenkins, PhD, met with Dr. Jill Biden to discuss the importance of her research, which investigates mechanisms by which obesity treatments are effective.  She also was able to give Dr. Biden a tour of the labs in the ASHB.

Liliane Diab, MD, and Darcy Thompson, MD, have been selected to be in the upcoming fifth cohort of CHCO’s Provider Leadership Development Program.

Noel Mueller, PhD, has been appointed to Associate Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, effective April 1, 2024

Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS Co-chair - Medications and Obesity Exploring the Landscape and Advancing Comprehensive Care A Workshop | National Academies, Washington, DC, March 19-20th.

Suzanne Paul, DNP, FNP-C, and Amy Bartoshesky, MSN, FNP-BC, presented “A New Era in Weight Management: Anti-Obesity Medications for Adolescents” at the NAP NAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) conference in Denver, Colorado, on March 13, 2024.

Minghua Tang, PhD, gave a talk, “Pathway to Optimal Nutrition Across the Lifespan,” to the USDA Children’s Nutrition Center in Little Rock, Arkansas on March, 6, 2024. 

Darleen Sandoval, PhD, Keynote Speaker, "Bariatric surgery: An integrative physiological approach to obesity treatment". Rising Starts Symposium, Diabetes and Obesity Research Priority Area, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Dec 2023

Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS, and Kartik Shankar, PhD, Invited Participants, "The Double Burden of Heat Stress and Maternal Malnutrition on Newborn Vulnerability.” Webinar, NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative Seminar Series, December 7, 2023

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