Traumatic Brain Injury: Emerging Research, Clinical Consequences, and Nutrition Recommendations from a Multidisciplinary Perspective (Part 2)
Course Description:In this course, Katie Robinson, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, CNSC and Matthew J. Kuchan, PhD will identify how traumatic brain injury (TBI) influences nutritional status and needs in the intensive care unit; define mechanisms of action for key nutrients; and discuss the potential impact of key nutrients in traumatic brain injury.
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Course Instructor Bio(s)
Katie Robinson, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, CNSC
Matthew J. Kuchan, PhD
Matt Kuchan is a discovery scientist and leads scientific discovery and research on the impact of nutrition on cognition and memory at Abbott. Matt oversees a global team of cognition experts who are studying nutritional compounds and their benefits to discover new uses to develop nutritional therapies that address health needs in children and adults. His research has focused on the role of lutein and vitamin E in brain development in babies and cognitive decline in older adults.
Matt joined Abbott in 1993 and has held various roles in research and development in pediatric and adult nutrition. He assumed the Global Cognition Platform Lead and Science Lead in 2011. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in Human Physiology from Illinois State University, and his PhD in Nutritional Science from the University of Illinois. He completed his post-doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.
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