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Katherine Gregory, PhD, RN

  • Speaker Type: The Microbiome in the Perinatal Period
  • Country: United States

Dr. Gregory began her career as a registered nurse more than 20 years ago and has dedicated her clinical and research work to improving health outcomes for preterm infants and their families. Her research is focused on gut health and disease, nutrition and the microbiome of preterm infants. She currently serves as the senior nurse scientist for Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Nursing at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, as well as the director of Newborn Care Improvement and Analytics. Those roles involve conducting research and developing new knowledge for practice, as well as finding ways to apply this knowledge to the development of improved clinical interventions for hospitalized infants. Dr. Gregory is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Editor of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.

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Building a Better Baby Biome
The human microbiome has emerged as a critical factor in human health. Many of the differences in the microbiome are attributed to early life events, making study of the microbiome during infancy and childhood a public health priority. In this presentation, a current state of the science on the factors influencing the establishment of the microbiome during infancy and early childhood will be presented, with a specific focus on infants who are born preterm.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Birth Practices & the Microbiome