The 2018 Dudrick Award winner, Gail A. Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC, has the honor of planning the Dudrick Research Symposium at ASPEN19. Dr. Cresci is an army veteran who has worked in the field of nutrition for over 26 years as a clinical nutrition support dietitian and a translational researcher. She is currently an assistant professor with a joint appointment in both the Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology and the Department of Pathobiology, the nutrition thread leader at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and a gastroenterology researcher at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Cresci conducts critical lab-based science and clinical research, focusing on the gut microbiota. Her research includes animal models of ethanol-induced gut-liver injury, as well as antibiotic-induced intestinal and immune dysfunction, with an emphasis on the growth of Clostridium difficile. With these models, she is working to develop targeted probiotic and prebiotic therapies to mitigate disease.
Describe the role of the human gut microbiota in health and disease and factors influencing its composition
List health aspects of prebiotics and what can they do in terms of gut functionality
Discuss approaches to manipulating the microbiome and the characterization of live biotherapeutic products
Summarize microbial effectors that manipulate host metabolic outcomes
Outline the types of intervention designs used to study diet-gut microbiome interactions in humans and review findings from recent interventions testing the effects of diet on the microbiome and the microbiome’s effect on dietary exposures
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PhD, RD, LD, CNSC,
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology; Director of Nutrition Research, Center for Human Nutrition,
Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Professor of Microbiology,
Food Microbial Sciences Unit, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Full Member and Associate Division Director, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dudrick Symposium – Targeted Approaches for In Situ Gut Microbiome Manipulation Exam
2.00 - Dietitian
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