Microbiome and Gut Inflammation in the Preterm Infant

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Ruth M. Colket Visiting Professor Series Lecture and Discussion

Katherine Gregory, PhD, RN, FAAN

Executive Director Women’s and Newborn Health Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor - Harvard Medical School
Neonatal Editor - Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing

“Microbiome and Gut Inflammation in the Preterm Infant”

January 17, 2019 12pm
Colket Translational Research Building
Room 1100A
Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP to courtwrigs [at] email.chop.edu.

Hosted by the Metabolic, Nutrition and Physical Development Research Affinity Group

The Ruth M. Colket Visiting Professor Series engages nurse and interprofessional colleagues with experts in nursing science. The Colket Series serves the multifaceted needs of the CHOP enterprise by showcasing excellence in nurse-led programs of research; by modeling the value-added of nurse-scientists to interprofessional programs of research; by mentoring junior and mid-career scientists; and by exposing external promising nurse scientists to the research potential present in the CHOP-PENN community. The Colket Lecturer is invited to participate in a Dialogue and Discourse session on a hot topic in nursing; spend a half-day in engaged consultation and interaction with nurses in a hosting unit/department; engage with members of a Research Affinity Group (RAG); consult with leaders in the Research Institute; lead discussion at a joint CHOP PhD and DNP Community meeting; and visit with PENN doctoral students.

The Spring 2019 Colket Series features experts Katherine Gregory, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Director of Women’s and Newborn Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Nursing; and Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Associate Dean of Scholarship and Research at Columbia University School of Nursing.

About the Visiting Professor: Dr. Gregory’s research is focused on gastrointestinal health and microbiome, particularly in the preterm infant. An NIH funded nurse scientist, she has identified clinical predictors and biomarkers of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) that have changed the way clinicians understand the pathogenesis of NEC. http://www.discoverbrigham.org/kate-gregory-phd-rn/