Überblick:Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Christopher Duggan MD MPH has been performing clinical studies in the fields of pediatric nutrition gastroenterology and global health for over 20 years. He is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition physician at Childrens Hospital Boston where he directs the Clinical Nutrition Service. He is the medical director of the Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation one of the largest centers in the United States for the care of children with intestinal failure/chronic diarrhea syndromes. His funded research efforts include trials of nutrient supplementation in women and children susceptible to infectious diseases in Tanzania India and other countries. He is the codirector of the Harvard College course Nutrition and Global Health and mentors undergraduate graduate and postdoctoral students at Harvard. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.
Kathleen M. GuraPharmD BCNSP FASHP is the team leader with Surgical Programs and a clinical pharmacist with the Clinical Nutrition Service in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Childrens Hospital Boston. She is also an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. Her professional focus is on academic clinical pharmacy and research and her areas of expertise include nutritional support for critically ill pediatric patients nutritional support in intestinal failure sterile products preparation aluminum toxicity and drugnutrient interactions. Her research in the area of parenteral nutritionassociated liver injury is currently funded by the March of Dimes with additional funding coming from the FDAs Orphan Drug Development Program.
Tom Jaksic MD PhDis the surgical director of the Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CAIR) at Childrens Hospital Boston vice-chairman of pediatric general surgery at Childrens Hospital Boston and the W. Hardy Hendren Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a practicing pediatric surgeon he has a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has had a career-long research interest regarding the metabolic requirements of critically ill infants as well as the surgical and nutritional management of children with intestinal failure. He is the president-elect of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).