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David C. Evans, MD, FACS

Trauma / Critical Care Surgeon
Ohio Health Trauma Services
Medical Director,
OhioHealth System Nutrition Support Team
Columbus, Ohio, USA

David C. Evans, MD is Director of Nutrition Support Services, Trauma Medical Director, and Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He has a busy clinical practice focusing on trauma, emergency general surgery, endoscopy, and critical care. His special interests include nutrition support in surgical and ICU patients and research in surgery and trauma care. He is an investigator in multiple clinical trials in critically ill patients focused in the areas of nutrition and infection and is author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications.

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Katie Porter Starr, PhD, RDN

Assistant Professor, Duke University
Research Health Scientist
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Starr is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine at Duke University and a Research Health Scientist at the Durham VA Medical Center, USA. Dr. Starr completed her doctorate in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia, and received the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Post-Doctoral National Research Service Award at Duke’s Center for the Study of Aging. She is Co-Director of the Center for Aging Clinical Nutrition Laboratory and her research focuses on older adults at risk for chronic health conditions and functional disability. Currently, she is Co-PI for clinical trials investigating the impact of protein consumption on lean muscle mass in obese, frail older adults undergoing weight loss interventions, and PI for a Career Development Award assessing the benefits of perioperative protein supplementation in vulnerable geriatric populations. Finally, she serves as a content expert for the ASPEN Surgical Nutrition Evidenced Based Guidelines.

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