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Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, FASPEN

Professor, Department Head, Kinesiology and Nutrition
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois USA

Dr. Kelly Tappenden received her Ph.D. in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Alberta, underwent post-doctoral training at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1997 as Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Professor in 2008. In 2011 she was named a University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher-Scholar – the premier campus award recognizing excellence in teaching and learning, and in 2012 the Kraft Foods Human Nutrition Endowed Professor. Dr. Tappenden’s current position is Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tappenden’s research program focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms regulating epithelial function, and patient malnutrition. For these contributions, she has received multiple awards, published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and delivered over 500 invited lectures. Dr. Tappenden served as the 33rd President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 2008-09, Chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Obesity section of the American Gastroenterology Association Institute from 2009-13, and presently represents the American Society for Nutrition on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Board of Directors. Dr. Tappenden has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition since 2010.

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Jan Powers, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, NE-BC, FFCM, FAAN

Director, Nursing Research & Professional Practice Parkview Health Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Jan Powers has been a nurse for 35 years in various roles related to critical care and trauma and worked as a CNS for over 20 years, with a primary focus on implementation of research and evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes. Jan received her BSN, MSN, and PhD all from Indiana University School of Nursing. She has conducted many research studies related to nursing practice with a primary focus on improving patient outcomes through the advancement of nursing practice. Her primary focus areas are pulmonary medicine, trauma, pressure injuries, and nutrition. Jan is passionate about inspiring nurses to own their practice with an emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based practices. She has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations related to a wide variety of areas within nursing practice.

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