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Starr

Kathryn Porter-Starr, PhD, RDN, LDN
Assistant Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
Research Health Scientist
Durham VA Medical Center

Dr Porter-Starr is an Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Medicine, and a Research Health Scientist in geriatric research at Durham VA Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr Porter-Starr is Co-Director of the Center for Aging Clinical Nutrition Laboratory. Her research and professional experience has been focused on community-dwelling older adults at high risk for chronic health conditions and functional disability. Currently, she is a co-PI for clinical research trials investigating the impact of meal-based protein on lean muscle mass in obese, frail older adults, and the PI for a career development award assessing the benefits of perioperative protein supplementation in vulnerable geriatric populations. Finally, she serves as a content expert for the ASPEN Surgical Nutrition Evidence Based Guidelines.

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