Ms. Melendez is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, Maryland. She develops programs that help maintain competency and clinical support for all medical and surgery units and as well as meet the needs of the large clinical staff. Ms. Melendez represents the AMSN on the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, a national project to address hospital malnutrition.
Dr. Sliver is currently Research Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition and Human Metabolism Core Lab, Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Dr. Silver has extensive research experience investigating nutrition status and interventions in aging adults, individuals with cancer, sarcopenia, long term care residents, people with diabetes and veterans. She contributes to the nutrition expertise of the next generation of heath care professionals as a Dietetic Internship Preceptor and advisor to graduate students, medical students and nurse practitioners. Dr. Sliver has been a Board Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian since 1993.
Dr. Quatrara is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia Health System. She is director of the Professional Nursing Staff Organization Research Program mentoring nurse clinicians through the research process while serving as Clinical Assistant Professor for nursing and D.N. P students and continuing her role as Advanced Practice Nurse III, Acute Care. She has numerous publications focused on hospital malnutrition and the opportunities for nurses to impact the nutritional status of their patients.
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