Ziegler team wins ASPEN’s Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award

Ziegler awardThe Emory University Hospital Nutrition and Metabolic Support Service, co-directed by Dr. Thomas Ziegler (Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids), was selected as a recipient of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)’s prestigious Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award.

This national award “recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary clinical nutrition practice in institutions or agencies who meet certain criteria and compliance with ASPEN national standards, guidelines, and values for the purpose of awarding them a designation of high achievement.” Recognition for the award is limited to five years and teams can reapply for the award. Dr. Ziegler’s team was presented the award during Clinical Nutrition Week in Orlando. Learn more about the Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award

More about Dr. Ziegler

Thomas Ziegler, MD

Thomas Ziegler, MD, MS is a professor of medicine in the Emory University Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids. He is also the director of the Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition; co-program director in the Research Education, Training and Career Development Core of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI); and program director of the Emory University Hospital Research Unit of the ACTSI.

Dr. Ziegler’s research focuses on molecular mechanisms and nutrient growth factor and redox regulation of intestinal cell growth, repair, and function in clinical and translational models; mechanisms of action and metabolic/clinical effects of specialized nutrition support in critical illness and gut mucosal mechanisms; and the metabolic/clinical effects of modified diet, glutamine, and specific growth factors in clinical and translational models of short bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Full biography

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