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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD

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 an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. Dr. Groh-Wargo authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “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 contributions. 
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Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC-OB

Nancy is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 35 years’ experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multidisciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), contributing to various position statements, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and authoring chapters in AWHONN’s Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice and in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing. She is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing . Nancy received her Master's in Nursing from the Perinatal CNS Program, University of Washington, and is NCC certified. She is passionate about improving the quality of perinatal care for mothers and neonates through current evidence-based clinical practice.

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