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    NYC 2023: Confronting Challenges in Neonatal and Infant Care
    Presented by Sharon Wargo, Bonnie Gahn, Andrea Mangino, and Lyssa Lamport
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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RDN is Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is a contributor to all three editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. She participates in the BEGIN Project – Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition - sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to investigate human milk as a unique biological system. Dr. Groh-Wargo received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award in recognition of her professional contribution.

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Andrea Mangino, MS, CCC-SLP

Andrea Mangino, MS, CCC-SLP, is the Manager of Pediatric Speech Language Pathology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and LIJ Hearing and Speech Center. While there, she developed and continues to improve the pediatric inpatient and outpatient feeding and swallowing program. Andrea is a pediatric specialist in feeding and swallowing disorders with advanced training in clinical/instrumental assessment and management of infant and pediatric dysphagia. She is recognized as an expert in swallowing/feeding across the continuum of pediatric settings, including neonates, medically fragile infants, and children with tracheostomy. Andrea provides lectures on topics including neonatal and pediatric dysphagia, and feeding in the NICU, as well as related topics including speech and swallowing for patients with craniofacial anomalies.

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Bonnie F. Gahn, MSN, MA, APRN

Bonnie recently retired from the position of manager of Nursing Education for the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Abbott Laboratories. However, she continues to work as an educational consultant with ANHI. She also maintains an adjunct professor position at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has over 35 years experience in clinical, clinical research, educational and administrative positions within nursing. Her passion is in the NICU and her presentations combine evidence-based research with practical application. She lectures across the country on neonatal clinical topics and professional development topics such as effective communication and intergenerational teams.

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Lyssa Lamport, DCN (c), MS, RD

Lyssa Lamport is the Neonatal Nutritionist at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. Although based out of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, she serves as a consulting nutritionist for some of their outlying NICU’s as well as the coordinator of their Neonatal Malnutrition Team and the Neonatal Intestinal Rehabilitation Team. Along with the lactation team she assisted in developing their human milk nutrition room. She has participated in numerous nutrition related studies including trials of Omegaven, SMOF, Prolacta, and the head-to-head human milk fortifier trial. She has also conducted her own research looking at neonatal refeeding syndrome, post-discharge outcomes of using human milk fortifier, ferritin approach to timing and dosing iron supplementation, osmolality feeding safety, the impact of pulmonary hypertension on growth and obstetrician knowledge of the nutritional impact of gastric bypass on pregnancy and supplementary iron needs of preterm infants. She has also served as one of the reviewers of the first American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Neonatal Nutrition Handbook.