Nourishing the Microbiome: Impacting Pediatric Immune Health and Growth
Course Description:In this course, presenters will discuss the developing infant’s immune system and the need for rapid accommodations ex-utero; review opportunities to modulate the gut microbiome in infants and children; and discuss clinical applications of the microbiome and its impact on pediatric immune health and growth. Originally presented on March 17, 2022 at the 9th Conference on Nutrition and Growth.
- Discuss the developing infant’s immune system and the need for rapid accommodations ex-utero.
- Review opportunities to modulate the gut microbiome in infants and children.
- Discuss clinical applications of the microbiome and its impact on pediatric immune health and growth.
- CDR Level: 2
- Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 8.1.2, 8.2.3
- Media Format(s): Video
- Run Time: 89
Course Instructor Bio(s)
John T. Stutts, MD, MPH
Medical Director and Clinical Lead
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY, USA
Lisa M. Renzi-Hammond, PhD
Health Promotion & Behavior
Division of Neuroscience
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
Dr Lisa Renzi-Hammond earned her BS, MS, and doctorate degrees in from the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr Renzi-Hammond specialized in visual neuroscience and neurological development and studied the ways in which implementing behavioral changes influences vision system function, as well as risk for acquired ocular and neurological diseases. Dr Renzi-Hammond completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin as a member of three different disciplinary groups: the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Institute for Neuroscience, and the Nutrition Sciences Department. Dr Renzi-Hammond also served as a visiting scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Ageing at Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she was a member of the Carotenoids in Health Laboratory.
Following her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr Renzi-Hammond returned to the University of Georgia as faculty, where she founded the Human Biofactors Laboratory and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of nutrition and visual and neurological function. She has presented this research in a wide variety of national and international venues. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the UGA College of Public Health, the UGA Neuroscience Program, and is adjunct faculty in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program in the Department of Psychology.
Ruairi Robertson, PhD
Queen Mary University
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